Alain Thirion, the prefect of the Aude department, announced several measures that have been put in place to assist the victims of the recent terror attack in Trebes. Thirion stated that «several systems have been put in place» to assist both the victims and their families with psychological help. He also confirmed that they had so far received over 100 people in over two days. Thirion also... Еще informed the press that he was working in collaboration with France Victimes, a victim support association, in order to support victims and their families «not just from the psychological but also from the practical angle, material» for the long term. According to French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, the incident «appears to be a terrorist act.» The self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has claimed responsibility for the attack. An investigation has reportedly been launched by the anti-terrorist division of the Public Prosecutor's Office in Paris.