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President Komorowski: We will actively fight terrorism

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Nick Hodge 19.03.2015 08:59
President of Poland Bronisław Komorowski has condemned Wednesday's terrorist attack in Tunis, in which at least two Poles were killed.
President Bronisław Komorowski speaks in the wake of the Tunis shootings. Photo: PAP/Tomasz GzellPresident Bronisław Komorowski speaks in the wake of the Tunis shootings. Photo: PAP/Tomasz Gzell

“We absolutely condemn the terrorist attack which affected our compatriots,” President Komorowski declared following a meeting with Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz on Wednesday evening.

''We are all shocked and deeply disturbed that our compatriots have become the object of such a brutal and extremely cowardly terrorist attack,'' he continued, reaffirming that Poland will be active on the international stage in the fight against terrorism.

Komorowski noted that "when it comes to the scale of the attack, this is probably the first such incident that has affected us in a direct way."

''A phenomenon that is typical in many countries has affected us.

''We live in a dangerous world, where it is essential to show each other solidarity and support, and to preserve the unity of the Western world,'' he added.

Komorowski revealed that he had spoken with his Tunisian counterpart President Beji Caid Essebsi, and that they had expressed their mutual condolences.

"These monstrous minorities do not frighten us," the Tunisian leader commented on national television.

"We will resist them until the deepest end without mercy.

"Democracy will win and it will survive."

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks yet, amid suggestions that the attackers were linked to the Islamic State.

Close to 3,000 Tunisians are estimated to have taken up arms as jihadists in Iraq and Syria, according to the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization in London. The number is larger than that of any other national group.

Meanwhile, both Komorowski and Andrzej Duda, his chief rival in the 10 May presidential election, are suspending campaign appointments for the time being. The news was confirmed on official Twitter profiles. (nh/rg)

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