Iran slams terror attacks in France, Canada

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TEHRAN, Oct. 02 (MNA) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi condemned the terrorist attacks in the French city of Marseilles, and Canada's Edmonton, in which a number of people were killed and injured. 

In a statement on Sunday, Ghasemi condemned the attacks and expressed sympathy and condolences to the families of victims.

“While certain countries are unfortunately busy doing business with terrorism and giving false addresses, once again a group of innocent and defenceless people fell victim to violence, assassination, and cruelty, Ghasemi said. 

“It is necessary that the human community and all countries in the world, in an all-inclusive movement, eradicate the intellectual roots, financial support and human resources of terrorism as one of the most serious human tragedies in the present century, and effectively deal with this most-hated phenomenon,” he added. 

In a knife attack on Sunday at the Saint-Charles train station in Marseille, France, two women were killed before military police killed the suspect. The incident is being treated as a terror attack, and ISIL has claimed responsibility for it, but authorities are still investigating whether the suspect had links to any terror organizations.

In another incident on Sunday, a man struck a police officer with a car before stabbing him and later plowed a truck into pedestrians on a busy street in Edmonton, injuring at least four people. The attacks are being investigated as acts of terrorism. 

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