Jordan denounces deadly terrorist attack in France


Published: 2018-03-23 19:51

Last Updated: 2018-03-24 09:44

Police outside the supermarket in Trèbes. (AP)
Police outside the supermarket in Trèbes. (AP)

Jordanian Minister for Media Affairs, Mohammed Momani expressed the kingdom’s condemnations of the terrorist attack that targeted the southern France where three people were killed on Friday and more than a dozen were injured.

Momani said Jordan also denounces the two other attacks that targeted the capitals of Somalia and Afghanistan earlier on Wednesday, Petra news agency reported.

He continued to say that such atrocities aim to destabilise societies worldwide and undermine international peace and security.

The minister assured that Jordan had sent their condolences to the governments of France, Somalia and Afghanistan and had wished the injured a speedy recovery.

Earlier on Friday, a gunman, who later was affiliated to the so-called Islamic State, shot and killed two people and took hostages at a French supermarket in the southern French town of Trebes.

The shooter had fired at police officers, injuring one of them in the city of Carcassonne and killed a motorist before heading to a supermarket in Trebes.

The gunman was killed after the police stormed the supermarket where he was holding a number of people hostage, according to the Associated Press.