Paris Massacre Further Evidence of the Barbaric Nature of Terrorism - Putin

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According to the latest reports, eight terrorists were killed in the attacks; most of them died after detonating suicide belts.

Rescue workers and medics work by victims in a Paris restaurant, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Police officials in France on Friday reported a shootout in a Paris restaurant and an explosion in a bar near a Paris stadium. - Sputnik International
Scores Dead in Monstrous Terror Attacks Across Paris
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram to his French counterpart Francois Hollande, stressing that the Paris tragedy had once again revealed the barbaric nature of terrorism, which poses a challenge to civilization, the Kremlin press service said Saturday.

"This tragedy is further evidence of the barbaric nature of terrorism, which poses a challenge to human civilization," the press service said.

Terrorist attacks were staged at different locations in Paris on Friday, including the Bataclan concert hall and the Stade de France stadium, claiming the lives of more than 150 people. 

"I would like to confirm [our] readiness for close cooperation with French partners on investigating the crime committed in Paris… I hope the masterminds and perpetrators will be brought to justice," Putin wrote in a telegram to French President Francois Hollande, as quoted by the press service.

This Friday, the French capital was struck by Islamic extremists; the attacks occurred at seven different locations, including the Bataclan concert hall and the Stade de France stadium. They claimed the lives of over 120 people.

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