French prime minister marks third anniversary of Paris attacks

French prime minister marks third anniversary of Paris attacks

French prime minister marks third anniversary of Paris attacks

Written by Reuters

13 Nov, 2018 | 3:37 pm

Reuters – French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Tuesday (November 13) began the commemorations at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis to mark the third anniversary since the November 2015 attack in which 130 people were killed at the Bataclan concert hall and several cafes in Paris.

At 22:57 (21:57 GMT) on November 13, 2015, two explosions were heard near the Stade de France where a France-Germany friendly football match was being played, with President Francois Hollande in attendance.

The match continued until the end but panic broke out in the crowd as rumours of the attack spread, and spectators were held in the stadium and assembled spontaneously on the pitch. After the match, police guided supporters outside the stadium.

Responsibility for the killings was claimed by Islamic State, which had called on its followers to attack France due to its involvement in the fight against IS in Iraq and Syria.

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