Croatia deeply shaken by Paris terror attacks

Croatia is deeply shaken by a series of terror attacks that took place in Paris on Friday evening that the media said had killed at least 120 people, and top Croatian officials said Croatia is with the French people.

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic tweeted on her official Twitter account the following message: "I am shocked by the horrendous attacks in Paris and deeply saddened by the loss of so many lives. Croatia stands with the people of France."

"We are deeply shaken by the events in Paris. We extend our deepest condolences to the victims' families. Croatia is with the people in France," the Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Ministry said in a press release.

At least 120 people have died in Paris in a wave of coordinated gun and suicide bomb attacks, prompting the French president, Francois Hollande, to declare a state of emergency and tighten controls on the country’s borders.

In the deadliest terrorist attack on Europe since the 2004 train bombings in Madrid, six venues across Paris were targeted: gunmen opened fire at a rock concert and on patrons in restaurants; and a series of bombs were detonated near the Stade de France, where the national side was playing Germany in an international friendly football match.

At least eight attackers are dead, seven of them in suicide bombings, but witnesses to one shooting said police told them at least one attacker was still at large.

Last update: Sat, 14/11/2015 - 15:48
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