Bulgaria condemns shootings in Copenhagen

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Bulgaria strongly condemns the shootings in Copenhagen which claimed lives and injured innocent civilians, the Foreign Minister said on February 15.

“This appears to be another terrorist attack targeted at one of our fundamental values – the freedom of speech. We will not allow fear to conquer Europe,” Daniel Mitov said in a statement.

Denmark has been on high alert and a massive manhunt was carried out Sunday after a man sprayed bullets at a Copenhagen cafe hosting a debate on freedom of speech and blasphemy, killing one person and wounding three police officers, the Voice of America reported.

Hours later, shots were fired at a Cophenhagen synagogue. One man struck multiple times in the head died later of his injuries; two police officers also were shot, but their wounds were not considered life-threatening, the report said.

Mitov said, “We offer our sympathy and condolences to the Danish people. In these challenging times, we will stay united against extremism and violence and we will fight them with all democratic means”.

In a statement, the European Commission and the EU foreign policy chief said that they deplored the attacks in Copenhagen costing the life of at least two citizens and injuring several others.

“Even one life is one too many. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families. Europe stands united with Denmark in upholding freedom of speech and freedom of expression. We stand against anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination. Europe will not be intimidated,” the statement said.

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