Duterte vows solidarity with France

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President Rodrigo Duterte said the Philippines will stand with France after the attack in Nice that killed more than 80 people.

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“Rest assured that we join you in your fight against terrorism,” Duterte said in a video posted by Radio TV Malacanang on its Facebook page.

The President said the Philippine government joins the world in grieving for what he called a “terrorist act.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to make a public statement, to say that we share the grief of France in the rampage of multiple murders of their citizens. We condemn the brutal and violent way that people were ran over by a truck, a terrorist act,” Duterte said.

“We join the rest of the world in mourning and express our solidarity with France, against terrorism, against what is fundamentally evil,” he added.

On Friday, at least 84 people were killed after a truck loaded with guns slammed into revelers watching a fireworks display for Bastille Day celebration in Nice.

French President Francois Hollande called the incident a “terrorist” attack.

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