Shooting attacks in Copenhagen condemned by UN chief

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Two deadly shooting attacks in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark this weekend have been strongly condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

According to media reports, a man opened fire at a freedom of expression event on Saturday and near a synagogue on Sunday.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

One person was reportedly killed and three police officers injured in the shooting in a café on Saturday.

On Sunday a Jewish man was killed and two police officers were wounded near Copenhagen's main synagogue, according to media reports.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, the UN Secretary-General strongly condemned the two attacks.

Ban Ki-moon reaffirmed that there is no justification for attacks against civilians and reiterated the need to stand strong for freedom of expression and tolerance.

"There is no space for anti-Semitism or any form of racial, ethnic or religious discrimination in today’s world" Mr Ban added.

The Secretary-General expressed the United Nations' solidarity with the people and authorities of Denmark.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations

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