France deplores Libyan, Afghan attacks on Christmas Day

PARIS, France on Wednesday condemned attacks in Libya and Afghanistan on Tuesday which killed dozens and wounded many more.

A statement from the French Foreign Ministry condemned a daring attack against the Libyan Foreign Ministry building in the capital, Tripoli, in which several people died when suicide attackers used guns and a bomb to cause chaos in the building.

The French statement remarked that the Tripoli attack was claimed by the so-called Islamic State (Daesh) and it encouraged Libyan parties to work with UN Special Envoy Ghassan Salame to find “lasting stability, notably through the holding of elections in the Spring of 2019.” Concerning Afghanistan, the French Foreign Ministry “very firmly condemned” an attack on December 25 against a government complex in the capital, Kabul, which left dozens dead and many wounded.

“France will continue to support Afghanistan faced with terrorism” and will continue to support inter-Afghan peace efforts, the statement added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency