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Newsline: Congo shocked by attack on its embassy in Paris

The government of the Republic of Congo condemned the attack on its embassy in Paris calling for adequate security measures for its diplomats in France. “The government condemns this terrorist act which follows a series of attacks in the past months on our diplomatic premises within the jurisdiction of the Republic of Congo in France,” the Congolese Foreign Ministry said in a statement. A group of men on Tuesday run their car into the front gate of the embassy at Paul Valery road in the 16th district of Paris. According to police sources, they entered the porters’ lodge of the embassy and burned a mattress and later setting fire to a car outside before taking flight. The statement form the Congolese government said it is surprised about the recurrence of such incidents in France where security measures have been strengthened because of the state of emergency in force following the November 13, 2015 attacks. “The Congolese authorities require that adequate measures are taken to ensure the safety of Congolese diplomatic services in France,” it added. The French police have however opened investigation into the attack.



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