Turkey condemns Texas church shooting

Turkey condemns Texas church shooting

Turkey condemns Texas church shooting

The Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned an attack in the U.S.’s Texas state that caused “multiple deaths” on Nov. 5.

“We are deeply saddened by the terrorist attack carried out at a church in Texas state claiming tens of lives and leaving many people injured,” the ministry said in a written statement.

“We strongly condemn this attack and wish Allah’s mercy on those who lost their lives and convey our condolences to the people of the U.S.,” it added.

During the Sunday morning service on Nov. 5, a gunman opened fire inside the First Baptist Church in Sunderland Springs.

The shooter fled, but after a brief chase he was found dead.

Officials have provided few details but local television station KSAT 12 said police confirmed “multiple deaths.”

A number of wounded have been transported to local hospitals with undisclosed injuries.