Friday, July 15th, 2016

Sonia Gandhi condemns France attack, calls for action against perpetrators

Narada Desk | July 15, 2016 10:21 am Print
"This deadly attack reflects deep resentment to peace and democratic values," she says
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Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday “strongly” condemned the “terror” attack in Nice city of France and called for strict action and harsh punishment for those behind it.

Expressing her grief, Sonia said: “This deadly attack reflects deep resentment to peace and democratic values.”

She also expressed her deepest condolences to the families of those killed and called for a “strict action and harsh punishment for those who are behind the attack”.

“The Congress party stands firmly with the people of France in these difficult times,” she said.

At least 80 persons were killed when a large truck mowed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice on Thursday night.

French President Francois Hollande said the truck attack was of a “terrorist character”.

Over 150 persons were also injured in the mayhem.

This is the second major terrorist attack in France after the November 13 attacks last year that left at least 130 persons dead and over 250 others injured.

-IANS

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