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Indian Prez, PM condemn Paris magazine office attack

Indian Prez, PM condemn Paris magazine office attack

India Blooms News Service | 08 Jan 2015, 12:58 am
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IBNS): Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday strongly condemned the "terrorist attack" on a media office in Paris and expressed anguish over the loss of "innocent lives."
The President said terror and violence have no place in any corner of the world. 
 
"The world community must unite to root out terror from every country and society," he added.
 
Mukherjee conveyed his condolences to the families of the bereaved and prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured. 
 
Condemning the attack, PM Modi said, "Condemnable and despicable attack in Paris. Our solidarity with people of France. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives." 
 
Unknown gunmen on Wednesday opened fire and shot down at least 12 people in Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
 
The attack left 10 people injured.
 
French President Francois Hollande said the incident was “undoubtedly a terrorist attack."
 
"Several terrorist attacks were thwarted in recent weeks," he was quoted as saying by france24.com.
 
"No barbaric act will ever extinguish the freedom of the press. We are a united country that will react and do block," he told mediapersons.
 
The attackers fled the building and could not be traced yet.
 
France raised its security alert to the highest level and reinforced security at places of worship, shops, media offices, and transportation, said reports.
 
Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical weekly newspaper, featuring cartoons, reports, polemics and jokes.
 
It had earlier courted controversy with its take on news and current affairs.
 

Indian Prez, PM condemn Paris magazine office attack

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