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Canadian PM condemns terrorist attacks in Kuwait, Tunisia, France

KUWAIT, June 27 (KUNA) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper condemned terrorist attacks that occurred in Kuwait, Tunisia and France on Friday.
"I was both saddened and angered today to learn of the heinous terrorist attacks that occurred in France, Kuwait and Tunisia that claimed the lives of many, and injured others," said Harper in a statement posted on the Canadian government website.
"On behalf of all Canadians, Laureen and I offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of those lost today and a speedy recovery to those injured." He carried on saying that Canada also "strongly condemns the unfolding terrorist attacks in Kuwait and Tunisia that have killed and injured many. Our hearts and prayers are with the families and friends of all victims." He added that Canadian agencies "have reached out and offered French authorities our full support as they bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice. We mourn today with France and stand behind our close friend on this dark day.
"Canada will not sit on the sidelines as this global terrorist group unleashes senseless violence on innocent civilians from Europe to the Middle East. We will continue to protect Canadians, support the international coalition to degrade the jihadist threat, and stand shoulder to shoulder with our allies in defiance of this evil." (end) hb