Paris attacks: Hollande blames ISIS, says attacks were an 'act of war'

Paris, Nov 14: French President Francois Hollande on Saturday blamed the Islamic State for the deadly Paris attacks that claimed over 120 lives.

Hollande said: "Paris attacks were 'act of war' by Islamic State jihadists. Hollande in his second statement after the attacks also declared a three days' mourning in France.

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Hollande blames ISIS for Paris attacks

Hollande also put the death toll at 127 and also vowed to strike back at Islamic State.

ISIS, on the other hand, released a statement and said : "Attacks were designed to show France it will remain a top target as long as it continues its policies."

Meanwhile, according to last reports at least 127 people were killed, with 180 people injured, 80 of them seriously, police sources to news agencies.

Hollande also declared a national state of emergency following the attacks. "The country is in sorrow, I made a decree to extend the national mourning for three days. Under the state of emergency, the police and army are mobilized, and I salute their courage," he said.

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