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Brussels attack: We are at war, says French President François Hollande


Paris, Mar 22: French President François Hollande on Tuesday condemned the terror attacks in Brussels, that killed at least 26 people and injured several, and claimed entire Europe is at war.

(Brussels blasts: At least 23 dead, says Belgian firefighters]

"We are at war. We have been subjected for the last few months in Europe to acts of war," Hollande said in a statement. [Brussels attacked in retaliation for Salah Abdeslam's arrest?]

We are at war: François Hollande on Brussels attack

"Through the attacks in Brussels, the whole of Europe has been hit," Hollande said in a statement, urging the continent to take "vital steps in the face of the seriousness of the threat.

"France which was itself attacked in January and November last year is fully engaged in that. France will implacably continue the fight against terrorism both on the international level and at home."

[Brussels airport explosions: Shocking photos emerge on social media]

The November 13 attacks in Paris claimed 130 lives 10 months after attacks on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket left 17 dead.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve earlier announced that Paris was deploying 1,600 additional police to border crossings and air, sea and rail infrastructure after the Brussels attacks.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from agencies)

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