President Emmanuel Macron condemned Thursday evening “with the greatest firmness” the attack claimed by the organization of the Islamic State which left at least 22 dead at the University of Kabul.
“Education is a universal good of humanity that we must all protect together”, underlines the head of state in a tweeted message three days after the storming of the establishment by a jihadist commando.
Attack by three armed men on Monday
At least 22 people, mostly students, were killed and some 27 others injured in the three-armed attack on Monday, an attack claimed by the jihadist group Islamic State. The Afghan government had however assured Wednesday that the massacre had been committed by the Taliban.
Emmanuel Macron broadcast his message a few hours after going to Perthus (Pyrénées-Orientales), on the Franco-Spanish border, to hammer home his desire to fight against Islamist terrorism in France, and in particular to announce the doubling of the security forces deployed at the borders.