Czech PM condemns deadly attacks in Copenhagen

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has sent condolences to his Danish counterpart, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, and strongly condemned terrorist attacks in Copenhagen on Saturday which left two people dead and five people injured. In a letter, the prime minister described the two deadly incidents, a shooting at a Copenhagen cafe and another near the main synagogue, as an attack on the principles of freedom and democracy. An extensive manhunt was launched in the city after the first shooting, which took place during a free speech debate at the Krudttonden cafe and cultural centre hosted by Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, known for controversial cartoons of Mohammed. The person believed to be behind both shootings was later killed in a shootout with the Danish police.

Author: Jan Velinger