Hollande's revenge: ISIL responsible for massacre

As fear and confusion takes over in Paris, French President Francois Hollande has made a statement that the revenge will be ruthless.

Hollande's revenge: ISIL responsible for massacre

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."

The gunmen detonated explosive belts and dozens of shocked survivors were rescued. The attackers were killed at the site and a manhunt is under way as a number of armed men are believed to be at large.

About 40 more people were killed in five other attacks in the Paris region, officials said, including an apparent triple suicide bombing outside the national stadium, Stade de France.

President Francois Hollande and the German foreign minister were watching a friendly football match between France and Germany there when the attacks occurred. 

Thee coordinated assault came as France, a member of the US-led coalition waging air strikes against ISIL fighters in Syria and Iraq, was on high alert for attacks.

 

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