France holds National Memorial Service for Paris victims

    France holds National Memorial Service for Paris victims

    Nov 27, Paris: France has held a National Memorial Service remembering the 130 people who died during the deadly terror attacks in capital Paris on November 13.

    The event was attended by some 2600 people in central Paris' historic Les Invalides Complex courtyard. President Francois Hollande, survivors of the attacks and families of the victims were among those attending the Memorial Service.

    Some of the survivors who attended were in wheelchairs observing minute of silence in a 45-minute ceremony. President Hollande France would "do all it can to destroy this army of fanatics".

    "It will operate relentlessly to protect its children," Hollande said. He also vowed that France would respond with more music, sports and sporting events, after some of attacks targeted a concert venue and stadium.

    The attackers had targeted a number of site in Paris including the surrounding of Stade de France where France was hosting world champions Germany in an international friendly. Islamic State later claimed responsibility for the attack. 

    The Oslo Times


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