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Jittery French honour 130 killed in Paris attacks, two years on

130 people were killed two years ago when Islamic State extremists attacked Paris.

By: AP | Paris | Updated: November 13, 2017 2:41:55 pm
Paris attacks, homage, Emmanuel Macron pays homage, Paris Mayor, Anne Hidalgo, French President, Paris attacks two years French President Emmanuel Macron and Saint-Denis Mayor Laurent Russier walk away after they laid a wreath of flowers at a commemorative plaque outside the Stade de France stadium, in Saint-Denis, near Paris, Monday (AP photo)

French President Emmanuel Macron, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and victims’ families on Monday paid homage to 130 people killed two years ago when Islamic State extremists attacked the City of Light.

Ceremonies are being held at the Stade de France national stadium, cafes in eastern Paris and the Bataclan concert hall to commemorate France’s worst-ever terror attacks.

Security is tight for the memorial events -part of the new normal in France since November 13, 2015. The attacks that night ushered in nearly two years of state of emergency, replaced just two weeks ago with a tough counterterrorism law allowing police wider latitude against anyone suspected of links to radicalism.

All but one of the attackers were killed. France’s counterterrorism prosecutor says authorities are still looking for suspects involved in the attacks.

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