French PM: Nice terrorist was linked to radical Islam
French PM Manuel Valls says the terrorist who carried out the attack in Nice in all likelihood had ties to radical Islamist circles.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Friday that the terrorist who carried out the attack in Nice that killed at least 84 people in all likelihood had ties to radical Islamist circles.
“He is a terrorist probably linked to radical Islam one way or another,” Valls was quoted byReuters as having told France 2 television.
“Yes, it is a terrorist act and we shall see what the links there are with terrorist organizations,” he added.
Valls said he was “convinced” that France would win the war against terrorism and radical Islam.
Valls said he was “convinced” that France would win the war against terrorism and radical Islam but warned that the fight would be protracted.
“As head of government, I owe the French people the truth. It will be long war outside and also inside our territory,” Valls said.
He denied there were security failures and that the attack could have been prevented.
“We have given security forces all the means and resources they need,” Valls said, according to Reuters, adding that 15 attempted attacks have been prevented in the last three years.
“The same security setup last night was put in place by the state and local authorities during the Nice carnival in January and the Euro
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