Algeria condemns terrorist attack in London

2017-06-19 22:30:50 GMT2017-06-20 06:30:50(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

ALGIERS, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Algeria on Monday strongly condemned the "hateful" terrorist attack that targeted Muslims near Finsbury Park mosque in northern London in Britain.

"This vicious terrorist attack against innocent worshipers is clearly aimed at compromising the values of peace, tolerance and diversity," Algerian Foreign Ministry's spokesman Abdelaziz Benali Cherif said in a statement.

"Yet, increased and effective solidarity among communities will certainly counteract the ideology of hatred, and will protect the targeted communities from the threat of division that terrorism is aiming to," he added.

"In the face of this new scene of violence, we offer our condolences to the family of the victim who was killed in this attack and we wish speedy recovery to the wounded," Benali Cherif noted, adding that Algeria stands with the British government and its people in this hard moment."

A 48-year-old white man was driving a rented van as he rammed into a group of pedestrians near the Finsbury Park Mosque, in North London, killing a man and wounding some 10 others, all of whom were worshipers.

This is the third attack in London since March and the second in which a vehicle was used as a lethal weapon.

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