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Nov 14, 2015

The Guardian | World | Europe | Paris Attacks: Paris Attacks: Isis Militant Said to be Syrian Who Passed through Greece on Refugee Route – Live.

Paris attacks: Isis militant said to be Syrian who passed through Greece on refugee route – live

Saeed Kamali Dehghan
The Guardian’s Ireland correspondent Henry McDonald reports on the comments from U2 frontman Bono on the attacks.
U2 lead singer Bono has said the Paris massacres especially the attack on the music concert was IS’s first “direct hit against music.”
Bono said the bombs and bullets at the Eagles of Death Metal concert showed the attackers don’t like music.
“Our first thoughts at this point are with the Eagles of Death Metal fans,” Bono told the Dave Fanning Show on Irish radio 2FM today.
The U2 star added: “When you think about it, the majority of victims from last night’s attacks were music fans.
“So this really is the first direct hit on music we’ve had on this so called war on terror.
“We know that they don’t like music… and this and the cold blooded aspect of last night attacks are what are really upsetting because it means it could have been any of us.
Meanwhile Ulster’s rugby European Cup clash with French side Oyonnax was cancelled today due to the killings in Paris.
Ulster’s manager Bryn Cunningham said he fully backed the European Professional Club Rugby’s decision to cancel today’s game.
“We fully support the EPRC in this decision - a difficult one and that’s why it took a number of hours on Saturday morning to make it.
“However, rugby is fairly insignificant in all of this. Our thoughts, prayers and sympathies go out to the French public.”

'Number of arrests' - Belgian justice minister

AFP is reporting that two Tunisian sisters aged 34 and 35 have been identified as victims of the Paris attacks.
According to the “provisional death toll, at least two Tunisians have been killed,” said the Tunisian minister for foreign affairs, Naoufel Laabidi.
Radio station Mosaïque FM reported that the sisters were celebrating a friend’s birthday on Friday evening when the attack took place.

Syrian passport found on Paris attacker's body belonged to refugee who passed through Greece


Three Paris attackers 'from Brussels neighbourhood'


Police raid Brussels neighbourhood


Police detain Frenchman 'with gun' at Gatwick

A 41-year-old man from France is being questioned by police after “what appears to be a firearm” was discovered at Gatwick airport, Sussex police said.
Downing Street said it believes a small number of British nationals have been caught up in the Paris attacks.
“Our embassy in Paris is working urgently with the French authorities to find out more and we have deployed additional consular staff and a team from the Metropolitan police to assist them with this task,” a spokeswoman said.
Around 400 people called the Foreign Office with concerns about British citizens in Paris, and most have now been located.
The union flag has been lowered to half-mast over Downing Street with the French tricolore alongside as a “clear demonstration of our solidarity with the French”, No 10 said.
Members of the public lay flowers on the steps of the French embassy in London.
Members of the public lay flowers on the steps of the French embassy in London. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images
The London Eye, the National Gallery, Tower Bridge and Wembley will be lit up red, white and blue tonight.
Cameron is still planning to travel to the G20 summit in Turkey tomorrow, where he plans to talk to other world leaders about how to “defeat this Islamist terrorism threat, whether in Paris, Ankara, northern Sinai, Syria or Iraq”.
The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has just opened a psychological support group for Parisians in the 10th arrondissement.
— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) November 14, 2015
Riverains, témoins, dans le 10e arrondissement, une cellule de soutien psychologique est ouverte à l'école du 155 avenue Parmentier.
Another group is available for the families of the victims at the Military School of Paris.
According to the Ministry of Culture, museums, concert venues and other cultural public spaces will remain closed in the Ile-de-France region on Sunday.

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