Lyon/Paris: There was one more attack in the city of Lyon Following the attack on a place of worship in the city of Nice in France. On Saturday afternoon, a priest leaving from a place of worship was targeted in the attack. The attacker opened fire at a Greek Orthodox-Priest. The local agencies informed that the attacker has been arrested and the priest has been moved to a hospital. Meanwhile, the French security agencies said that two suspected attackers have been detained in connection to the Nice attack.
Priest Nikolaos Kakavelaki was closing the gates of the place of worship, in the city of Lyon. At this time, the attacker opened fire with the Hunter gun in his hand. The attacker escaped after the attack. But the local officials informed that the attacker was arrested in the next few hours. But the identity of the attacker has not been revealed. The motive behind the attack is still not clear and the security agencies have registered the charge of attempt to murder and have started an investigation.
The chiefs of the places of worship have demanded police protection following these attacks. French Prime Minister Jean Castex clarified that soon army soldiers would be deployed at all the schools and places of worship. As per received information, there was no security in place, at the location of attacks in Nice and Lyon. Currently, 3,000 French soldiers have been deployed at various locations to stop any terrorist activities and President Emmanuel Macron has assured to increase the number to 7,000. Meanwhile, the French agencies have arrested two suspects in connection with the Nice attack.
The European Union and the parliament along with the Greek foreign ministry, have denounced the attack in Lyon. The Greek foreign department said in its statement ‘This attack on the Greek orthodox-priest is horrible and we are in contact with the French agencies’ European Council chief Charles Michel criticised that the Lyon attack is a despicable event. European Parliament President David Sassoli said in his reaction that Europe will never bow in front of terrorism.