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Saudi Foreign Ministry Condemns Attack in Nice

Saudi Foreign Ministry Condemns Attack in Nice

Friday, 30 October, 2020 - 05:00
Security forces guard the area after the reported knife attack at Notre Dame church in Nice. [Eric Gaillard/Reuters]

Saudi Arabia "strongly condemns" the attack on Thursday at a church in Nice, southern France, the Kingdom's foreign ministry said in a statement.

"The Kingdom categorically rejects such extremist acts, which contravene all religions," it said, while stressing "the importance of avoiding all practices which generate hatred, violence and extremism."

A knife-wielding attacker killed three people at the church.

France is still reeling from the killing by a man of Chechen origin of a schoolteacher in a Paris suburb earlier this month.

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