World Bulletin / News Desk
Speaking at the site of the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris -- the site of the most severe attack where at least 112 people died after gunmen stormed the venue, Hollande said: "France will not let itself be overwhelmed or frightened even if today we are overcome with sadness and emotion."
Describing the carnage late Friday as an "abomination," he said the attackers -- who have yet to be identified -- were intent on killing as many people as possible.
"I cannot say really at this moment how many lost their lives, but it has to be counted as several dozen," he said.
"I want to state my solidarity and compassion for all the families who are impacted and I want to point out once again how efficient the security forces were in carrying out their duty in the extremely difficult conditions."