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Jakarta Post

Indonesia condemns deadly attack at church in Nice

  • News Desk


Jakarta   /   Sat, October 31 2020   /  01:00 am
French members of the elite tactical police unit RAID enter to search the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice as forensics officers wait after a knife attack in Nice on Thursday. (AFP/Valery Hache)

The government has condemned a knife attack that left three people dead and several others injured inside the Notre-Dame Basilica in Nice, France, on Thursday while ensuring the safety of Indonesian citizens living there.   “Our deepest condolences and sympathies go out to the victims and their families,” the Foreign Ministry tweeted on Thursday.   According to the ministry, the Indonesian Embassy in Paris and Consulate General in Marseilles are in active coordination with relevant authorities on the ground to verify the safety of Indonesian citizens.   Of 4,023 Indonesians living in France, 25 live in Nice and its surroundings. No Indonesian casualties were reported in the attack, the ministry said.   The killings came only two weeks after a French teacher was decapitated outside his school north of Paris.   Three people...