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Sonia dubs Paris massacre as ‘attack on humanity’


New Delhi, Nov. 14 : Expressing grief over the dastardly terrorist attacks in Paris, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday dubbed it as an ‘attack on humanity’.

“We are very sad about what happened in Paris; no amount of condemnation is enough. This is an attack on humanity and we condemn it in strongest terms. We must continue to fight against terrorism,” Sonia said in her address at the birth anniversary celebration of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru at the Indira Gandhi Indoor stadium here.

The deadly attack reportedly began in the French capital at a soccer stadium where a match was underway as explosions set off. Simultaneously, terrorists armed with AK-47s and bombs began attacking in different sites throughout the city.

A bloodbath was reported from the Bataclan concert hall where around 100 people were killed as terrorists opened fire for 15 minutes and even shot hostages at point blank range.

Including the massacre at the concert, around 120 people have reportedly been killed in different sites in the attacks.

According to reports, the attack sites are Bataclan concert venue, Le Carillon, Le Petit Cambodge, 20 rue Alibert, La Belle Equipe, Near Stade de France. Reports of gunfire were reported at least from one other site.

French President Francois Hollande has declared a state of emergency and ordered the borders to be closed while rallying military reinforcements. (ANI)

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