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Trump posts message of support for victims of ISIS attack

President Donald Trump tweeted a message of solidarity with French President Emmanuel Macron and the people of France in light of the ISIS terror attack that shook two towns Friday.

ISIS gunman Redouane Lakdim, 26, hijacked a car then opened fire in a Super U supermarket killing three and injuring at least 16 before he was shot dead by French police.

‘Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the horrible attack in France yesterday, and we grieve the nation’s loss,’ Trump said. 

President Donald Trump shared a message of solidarity with the people of France on Twitter in light of an ISIS attack Friday that killed three and injured at least 16

French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a speech on March 23 in Paris detailing the horror at the Trebes supermarket where ISIS gunman Redouane Lakdim, 26, held hostages

French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a speech on March 23 in Paris detailing the horror at the Trebes supermarket where ISIS gunman Redouane Lakdim, 26, held hostages

Trump shared his message of solidarity on Saturday saying 'We are with you @Emmanuel Macron'

Trump shared his message of solidarity on Saturday saying ‘We are with you @Emmanuel Macron’

‘We also condemn the violent actions of the attacker and anyone who would provide him support. We are with you @EmmanuelMacron!’ he added.

The horrific attack at the hands of the Moroccan gunman saw Lakdim hijack a car in the town of Carcassonne shooting a passenger in the vehicle dead and wounding the driver. 

ISIS gunman Redouane Lakdim, 26, hijacked a car on Friday then opened fire on jogging police officers and in a supermarket

ISIS gunman Redouane Lakdim, 26, hijacked a car on Friday then opened fire on jogging police officers and in a supermarket

Later he opened fire on four police men jogging near the edge of town, wounding one.

He then headed to Super U supermarket in Trebes where about 50 people were shopping and where he took hostages. 

He screamed ‘Allahu Akbar, I’ll kill you all’ before killing a butcher and shopper in the grocery store.  

French police officer Arnaud Beltrame offered to swap places with a hostage, and the gunman took him instead.

The hero cop was harmed in the attack and died later due to his wounds.

A total of 16 people were wounded in the attack and two were seriously hurt. 

In his reign of terror Lakdim demanded the release of Salah Abdeslam, 28, the last surviving suspect in the 2015 ISIS attack in Paris that left 130 dead.

After a stand-off police, Lakdim was finally shot down.  

A sign reading 'closed road' at the entrance of the Super U supermarket the day after the attack that killed three and wounded at least 16

A sign reading ‘closed road’ at the entrance of the Super U supermarket the day after the attack that killed three and wounded at least 16

Police are pictured in the supermarket car park after the terrorist was killed

Police are pictured in the supermarket car park after the terrorist was killed

Masked police officers are seen after they raided the Super U supermarket, killing the gunman who had claimed allegiance to ISIS

Masked police officers are seen after they raided the Super U supermarket, killing the gunman who had claimed allegiance to ISIS

A car that was hit with bullets as Lakdim fired at jogging police officers, leaving one of them with a bullet wound to the shoulder

A car that was hit with bullets as Lakdim fired at jogging police officers, leaving one of them with a bullet wound to the shoulder

French police say Lakdim hijacked a car in his hometown of Carcassonne, shot at four police officers on the edge of town, then drove to Trebes where he took hostages

French police say Lakdim hijacked a car in his hometown of Carcassonne, shot at four police officers on the edge of town, then drove to Trebes where he took hostages

President Macron called the attack ‘terrorist act’, the first to hit France since he became leader in May. 

‘An attack and hostage operation are ongoing in the south of France and everything leads us to believe that this is a terrorist attack…The police intervened in a very coordinated manner in what was at first an attack on police officers,’ Macron said in a press conference Friday. 

According to French police, Lakdim was on the watch list of intelligence services and was flagged in a database of radicalized militants.

Neighbors reported seeing Lakdim earlier the day of the attack, dropping off one of his younger sisters at school.   

The terror shooting follows attacks in Paris and Nice in 2015 and 2016. 



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