“War on Islamist ideology” means more attacks in France – Minister of the Interior

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FILE PHOTO: French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin addresses questions at the government session at the National Assembly in Paris, France, on September 15, 2020. REUTERS / Charles Platiau

PARIS (Reuters) – Further attacks on French soil are likely as France is engaged in a “war against Islamist ideology,” its interior minister said on Friday.

A Tunisian armed with a knife shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is the greatest) beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday before being shot and taken away by police.

“We are in a war against an enemy that is both inside and outside,” Gerald Darmanin told RTL radio.

“We have to understand that there have been and will be other events such as these terrible attacks.”

Report by Matthias Blamont; edited by John Stonestreet

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