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France to set aside up to 300 million euro for Paris attack victims

Published 17/12/2015 | 14:06

A total of 130 people died in the Paris terror attacks
A total of 130 people died in the Paris terror attacks

Up to 300 million euro (£218 million) may be set aside for compensating victims of the Paris terror attacks and their families, the French justice minister has said.

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In an interview with Le Parisien newspaper, Christine Taubira said a special government fund for terrorism victims has already earmarked 6.7 million euro (£4.9 million), as well as 771,000 euro (£561,000) for travel and hotels for families who came from afar to see injured loved ones or identify remains.

The attacks by Islamic extremists on a rock concert, cafes and France's main stadium on November 13 killed 130 people dead and injured hundreds. Seven suicide bombers also died.

At least one victim's father suggested suing the government for not ensuring security, especially after deadly attacks in January against satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a kosher market.

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