Hollande: Islamic State attacks on Paris were an "act of war"

French president warns his country "will be ruthless in its response"

14th November, 2015
Hollande with Prime Minister Manuel Valls leaves after a security meeting Pic Getty

The Paris attacks which killed 128 people were an "act of war" organised by the Islamic State (IS) militant group, President Francois Hollande has said today.

Hollande said the attacks – carried out by eight gunmen and suicide bombers – were "organised and planned from outside".

The French leader has declared three days of national mourning. He has also raised the security threat level to its highest point and imposed a nationwide state of emergency.

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