France condemns Copenhagen attacks

- Attacks come one month after three gunmen killed 17 people in France.

PARIS (AA) - French President Francois Hollande condemned on Saturday the Copenhagen attacks saying he stands in solidarity with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. 

Hollande added that French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve would visit Copenhagen as soon as possible. 

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius also said that he "strongly condemns the terrorist attack." 

"France stands alongside the Danish authorities and Danish people in the fight against terrorism," he added.

Danish police on Sunday said they killed the suspect behind the attacks that left two people dead and five others injured.

The first attack happened on Saturday during a meeting attended by controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks, known for his derogatory depictions of Prophet Muhammad. One civilian was killed and three police officers were wounded in the attack.

Francois Zimeray, France’s ambassador to Denmark, was attending the meeting, but he was not hurt. Vilks was also unhurt and the meeting was held under tight security.

The second attack took place early on Sunday at a synagogue in Copenhagen and the attacker fled on foot after firing at police. One civilian was killed and two policemen were wounded, but their injuries were not life-threatening.

The Copenhagen attacks came one month after three gunmen killed 17 people in France.

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