PH condemns terror attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait, France
The Philippine government on Saturday assailed the terror attacks that claimed scores of lives in Tunisia, Kuwait and France on Friday.
In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs said it “strongly condemns the terrorist attacks” in the three countries.
“The Philippines strongly condemns the terrorist attacks that were carried out in France, Tunisia, and Kuwait, and took the lives of innocent people,” the DFA said.
It said “extremism and terrorism have no place in a civilized society,”
“The international community should not be cowed and deterred by such cowardly acts of terrorism, and instead steel its resolve to continue to fight terrorism in all its forms,” it said.
The DFA also said that there were no Filipino casualties in the attacks.
Malacañang has also extended its condolences to the countries affected by the “unfortunate incidents.”
“Nakikiramay po tayo doon sa mga kaibigan po natin, doon sa ating mga kaibigang bansa na nawalan po ng kanilang mga mamamayan dahil po diyan sa mga pag-atakeng ‘yan (We sympathize with these nations which lost their citizens because of these attacks),” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said over state-run dzRB radio.
On Friday, a male student opened fire at people in a Tunisian resort, killing at least 38 tourists and workers, while 27 were killed in a bomb explosion at a Shiite mosque in Kuwait. Terrorist group Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attack.
In France, a man reportedly with ties to Islamic radicals caused an explosion at a chemical plant and beheaded his boss.
The series of terror attacks overseas came after IS militants said that Ramadan would be “a month of calamities for the nonbelievers.”
The Muslim community started observing the holy month of Ramadan on June 18. IDL
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