OREANDA-NEWS. As the Prime Minister of France Jean Casteks, speaking at the National Assembly, declared the maximum level of terrorist threat in France and introduced the national plan for countering terrorism Vigipirate.

The Vigipirate plan provides for increased control over mosques and Muslim prayer houses. Potential Islamic radicals will be closely monitored.

Tomorrow, on October 30, an extraordinary meeting of the French National Defense Council will take place. After the meeting, security measures will be strengthened throughout France.

Church bells ring throughout France on Thursday. As stated in the Conference of Catholic Bishops of France, "Our thoughts and prayers for the victims, the wounded, with their families and with their loved ones. These people were attacked and killed because they were in the basilica." They added that Catholics would be invited to pray for the dead.

On the morning of October 29, an unidentified man stabbed people in the Notre Dame church in Nice. Three people were killed. The terrorist cut off the head of one of the victims. There are wounded. Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi said the terrorist had shouted "Allahu Akbar" and called the tragedy "Islamic fascism."

The attack is being investigated by the anti-terrorism department of the prosecutor's office. French President Emmanuel Macron went to Nice.

This is the second sectarian murder in France in the past two weeks.