In a new stabbing incident this Thursday morning in the French Alps town of Annecy, French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanan said that this month Paris rejected an asylum request filed by the Syrian behind the stabbing as a result of which four people were injured. children aged 22 months to three years Two pensioners 70 and 78 years old.
Darmanan told news channel TF1 that the Syrian refugee arrested in connection with the attack was wearing “certain Christian religious insignia.”
He also added that he received asylum in Sweden ten years ago and also applied for asylum in Switzerland and Italy.
Syrian.. legal refugee
Earlier today, French police said the assailant was a Syrian national with “legal refugee” status in the country and wounded four children aged 22 months to three years, as well as two pensioners aged 70 and 78. according to Reuters.
However, some sources report that his name is Abdel-Masih H. and he is 32 years old, according to local media reports.
A local prosecutor said earlier that a German child under the age of two, another British child under the age of two, and two French children (a two-year-old brother and a three-year-old sister) were injured in the attack, which took place in a public park in the French city of Annecy.
He also confirmed that four children were seriously injured in the attack, as well as a 78-year-old man who is in serious condition and another person whose injury was not serious.
For his part, French President Emmanuel Macron condemned the attack, calling it a cowardly act. He also confirmed in his Twitter tweet that the country is in a state of shock after the attack on innocent children.
It is noteworthy that France in recent years has witnessed a series of bloody terrorist attacks, as well as isolated stab wounds and beheadings.