Bangladesh reacts with shock to Paris attacks

Bangladesh reacts with shock to Paris attacksDaily Dhaka Times: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is shocked and has pledged her solidarity with France in the fight against terrorism after a series of deadly attacks in Paris on Friday night.

At least 120 people were killed in attacks by terrorists using guns and bombs in several venues including the national sports stadium and a major concert hall.

Hasina was “deeply shocked” and said to French President Francois Hollande in a message on behalf of Bangladesh: “We are together in our fight against terrorism and violent extremism”.

“Terrorists are terrorists irrespective of their colour, creed or religion and must have no place in any civilized society,” she said in her message, which the foreign ministry released.

Hasina is expected to join the UNESCO meeting in Paris later this week.

“I, along with the people and the government of Bangladesh, strongly condemn these acts of terror and stand in solidarity with the people and the government of France,” she said.

She expressed deepest condolences and prayed for the grieving families and departed souls.

President Md Abdul Hamid has also expressed his deepest shock over the horrific incident.

His press secretary Joynal Abedin told bdnews24.com that the president, in a message to the French president, strongly condemned the attacks and expressed his shock.

The president prayed for the souls of the slain victims and expressed his condolence to their families.

World leaders also responded with shock and pledges of solidarity with France following the attacks.

The United Nations Security Council issued a statement condemning the “barbaric and cowardly terrorist attacks”.

France has declared a national state of emergency.

Source: BDNews24.com


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