Trump condemns 'horrible attack' in France

ANI | Updated: Mar 24, 2018 23:27 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Saturday denounced the French Supermarket attack which left five people dead.

President Trump took to his Twitter account to offer his condolences to those who lost their lives in the shooting attack on Friday.

He tweeted, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the horrible attack in France yesterday, and we grieve the nation's loss. We also condemn the violent actions of the attacker and anyone who would provide him support. We are with you".

The deceased gunman Redouane Lakdim on Friday conducted the entire terror operation at 'Super U' market near Trebes, Carcassonne, in southern France.

He hijacked a car, killed its driver and attempted to mow down four police officers while opening fire at them. One policeman got injured in the incident while he was jogging at a park.

He later drove the car to the supermarket and immediately opened fire upon people, killing two before taking several others as hostages.

Later on Friday, the gunman himself was shot dead by the security forces thus ending the entire operation.

It took three hours to bring the situation under control when the police shot dead the gunman in a cross firing.

The militant organisation Islamic State took the responsibility of the attack. (ANI)