French President Emmanuel Macron has described Thursday’s deadly knife assault at a church in Good as an Islamist terrorist assault.
Macron visited the scene of the tragedy about 4 hours after three folks have been killed within the assault.
The president pledged to face by the victims and shield freedom of faith. He stated he’ll deploy 4,000 extra troopers to higher safeguard faculties, locations of worship and different services.
French media say the attacker is a Tunisian nationwide in his 20s who lately arrived in France. He was detained after being shot by police.
The assault led the federal government to boost its three-tier terrorism alert to the best stage.
Church buildings throughout France tolled their bells to pay tribute to the victims and show their perspective of by no means yielding to terrorism.
The leaders of the European Union issued a press release on Thursday condemning latest suspected terrorist assaults in France.
They stated the assaults are assaults on the values shared by the bloc’s 27 member nations. They known as on leaders all over the world to “work in the direction of dialogue and understanding amongst communities and religions, moderately than division.”
Earlier in October, a instructor in France was fatally attacked with a knife after exhibiting his college students caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in a category on freedom of expression.