King Mohammed VI has condemned in the strongest possible terms the hostage-taking that took place Friday in a supermarket in Trèbes and the attacks that preceded it in Carcassonne, expressing his support and solidarity to French President Emmanuel Macron.
In a message to President Emmanuel Macron, King Mohammed VI said he learnt with “strong emotion the tragic hostage-taking” in Trèbes and the “odious attacks” that preceded it in Carcassonne.
“On behalf of the Moroccan people and on my own behalf, I condemn in the strongest possible terms this abject terrorist act, assuring you of our firm support and full solidarity in this ordeal,” said the sovereign.
In this painful circumstance, King Mohammed VI presented to Emmanuel Macron, and through him, to the families of the victims and to all the French people, his most sincere condolences and the expression of his sympathy, wishing a speedy recovery to the wounded.
The shooting spree and supermarket hostage-taking left four people dead and 16 people injured, including two very seriously. It is the first major suspected terrorist incident since President Macron lifted the two-year state of emergency last autumn while anti-terror laws were toughened.