The UAE strongly condemns the terrorist act

France: 3 dead in a terrorist attack in Nice ... and a gunman was killed in Avignon

French President Emmanuel Macron inspects the site of the terrorist attack in Nice.


The UAE strongly condemned the terrorist act that took place in the French city of Nice, which resulted in a number of casualties and wounding others, while the French police and officials stated that an attacker carrying a knife beheaded a woman and killed two others, in a terrorist attack at a church in Nice yesterday, Hours later, police killed a man who threatened pedestrians with a pistol in Montfaveh, near the southern French city of Avignon.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation confirmed, in a statement yesterday, that the UAE expresses its strong condemnation of these criminal acts.

The ministry stressed its permanent rejection of all forms of violence that aim to destabilize security and stability, and are inconsistent with religious and humanitarian values ​​and principles.

The ministry also expressed its sincere condolences and condolences to the families of the victims, and its wishes for a speedy recovery for all the injured.

After the French police reported that an attacker carrying a knife cut the head of a woman and killed two others, in a terrorist attack at a church in Nice yesterday, the mayor of Nice, Christian Estrozzi, said on Twitter that the attack he described as a terrorist took place in or near Notre Dame , And that the police arrested the attacker, who continued to chant even after his arrest.

After the Nice attack, Prime Minister Jean Castex raised the security alert in France to its highest levels, and said that the government's response would be strong and firm.

Estrozi explained that one of the dead fell inside the church, and he is believed to be its guard.

He told reporters, "The police shot the suspected attacker while he was arrested on his way to the hospital, while he was still alive."

French President Emmanuel Macron visited Nice, the site of the terrorist attack.

The French President said that he would deploy more forces to strengthen the protection of important sites, including places of worship and schools, after the terrorist attack in Nice.

Macron said the soldiers deployed to perform domestic counterterrorism duties would more than double their number from 3,000 to 7,000.

"We will not abandon" any of the French values, he added.

The mayor of Nice, Estrozzi, said the victims were killed "in a horrific manner".

"The methods undoubtedly coincide with those used with teacher Samuel Patty in Conflans Saint-Honorine," he added, referring to the beheading of the French teacher this month in a terrorist attack in a suburb of Paris by a man of Chechen origin.

It was not immediately clear what motivated the Nice attack or whether there was any connection to the cartoon.

The attack was condemned by the European Commission, the Vatican, Britain, the Netherlands, Italy and Spain.

The French Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor's Department said it had received a request to investigate the attack.

A police source said a woman had been beheaded.

The representative of the French Council of the Islamic Faith strongly condemned the attack, saying: "As evidence of mourning and solidarity with the victims and their loved ones, I call on all Muslims in France to cancel all celebrations of the Prophet's birthday."

Al-Azhar and its Grand Imam, Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb, strongly condemned the attack, saying that religions are innocent of those acts which he described as terrorist and criminal.

Meanwhile, French police said yesterday that they shot dead a person in Montfaveh near the city of Avignon in southern France, after he threatened passers-by with a weapon.

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