Iran’s Foreign Ministry condemns France, Canada terror attacks

Iran’s Foreign Ministry condemns France, Canada terror attacks
Mon Oct 2, 2017 09:37:56

Iranian Foreign Ministry's Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has slammed the recent terrorist attacks in France and Canada.

“As some countries are busy exporting terrorism and making false claims, terrorism has reared its ugly head again, attacking innocent and defenseless people” said Qassemi.

Voicing sympathy with the families of attacks' victims, Qassemi called on the international community to spare no efforts towards removing the surge of terrorism.

The remarks were made after two people have been killed in a stabbing attack, claimed by Daesh, at a train station in the southern French city of Marseille.

The victims were two women, one of whom was fatally stabbed in stomach while the other had her throat slit by the assailant. 

France is still on high alert as sporadic attacks happen across the country by Daesh operatives or people expressing loyalty to the terrorist group. Some 7,000 troops have been deployed in cities and towns as part of the Opération Sentinelle to guard high-risk areas such as transport hubs, tourist sites and religious buildings.

Earlier, in Edmonton, Canada, a police officer was first hit by a car and then stabbed by its driver near Commonwealth Stadium, and four pedestrians were injured by a truck driven by the fleeing assailant.

According to Edmonton Police Service Chief Rod Knecht, a Daesh flag had been seized from the vehicle used in the attack on the police officer.

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