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GROZNY, November 14. /TASS/. Head of the Russian North Caucasus Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov is confident the terrorist attacks in France were organized by the Islamic State [IS] terrorist group outlawed in Russia.
He wrote in Instagram:"Nobody doubts now the Islamic State is behind the events in Paris. It is an international union of terrorists, which threatens the world and mankind. Dozens of thousands from all the countries have been trained at IS. This evil should be nipped in the bud. Otherwise the flows of terrorists, like flows of mud, will cover all the countries and towns in the world."
He said Russia’s President Vladimir Putin "realizing clearly the threat from IS to the world began fighting the gangs of international terrorism."
"We are sincerely grateful to him for it, as we have lived through the horrors of terrorist attacks, which lasted for years. We once again are calling on leaders of Arab and Muslim countries to unite efforts against IS," he wrote. "There is no other way out."
Terrorists are never good or bad, their purpose is to kill the mankind.
"If jointly we do not defeat the terrorism the world will be in chaos and there will be no end to the bloody events of the kind," he added.
A series of terrorist acts took place at six various venues in Paris Friday evening with the use of automatic weapons and explosive devices. Hostages were taken in the Bataclan concert hall where 1,500 people gathered for a rock concert. The president declared the state of emergency in the country and closed the state borders.
Five terrorists, according to preliminary data, took part in the terrorist acts in Paris, the French capital’s prosecutor Francois Molins said Saturday.
Meanwhile, Agence France Presse reported citing sources close to investigation that eight participants of the terrorist attacks were killed. Four attackers died in the Bataclan hall: three activated suicide belts, and one was liquidated by law enforcers. Three suicide bombers activated their belts near the Stade de France stadium. Another terrorist blew himself up near Bataclan, sources said.
Molins also said the death toll in the terrorist acts could exceed 120 people. He said there are confirmed data on the death of overall 38 people at various points in the city close to the Bataclan concert hall where the main tragedy occurred. "The figures are very serious, as, if we add that to the Bataclan death toll, there unfortunately is a probability that the final death toll will reach or even exceed 120."
The Elysee Palace said after an extraordinary ministerial conference led by President Francois Hollande that the French authorities have sent their 1,500-strong unit of servicemen to ensure security in Paris after the large-scale terrorist attack occurred in the French capital on Friday evening.