Sonia, Rahul condemn Paris terror attack

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday expressed deep shock and anguish on the deadly terror attack in Paris.

Condemning it as “mindless barbarism devoid of any values”, Sonia Gandhi said nothing can justify such violence, the party said in a tweet.

Rahul Gandhi added: “My thoughts and prayers are with the people of France in this hour of grief and anguish.

“Terror cannot defeat freedom and liberty. It will only strengthen our resolve to fight against this senseless violence.”

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted: “Fanaticism cannot replace fraternity, violence will yield to peace, terrorism will never deter humanity’s forward march. Paris will prove it.”

A series of explosions and shootings on Friday night stunned the French capital. At least 153 people killed.

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