At least three people have been murdered and several others have been injured in a terror attack at Notre Dame Cathedral in the southern city of Nice, France.

According to local reports, one of the victims, a woman, was beheaded by the terrorist.

The incident occurred at around nine o'clock this morning, local time.

The suspect has been taken into custody.

French MP Meyer Habib responded: "While France is facing a state of emergency due to the health crisis, cowardly Islamists slaughtered worshipers in Notre Dame Cathedral in Nice, in an attempt to desecrate it. We are at war. Enough! Our reaction should be disproportionate when it comes to dealing with these animals!!"