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129 people dead in Paris terror attacks

The attacks on Friday night have been described as 'an act of war' by French President Francois Hollande. Several Welsh tourists were in Paris at the time.

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'Stand together' against terror says First Minister

Carwyn Jones made his statement during a meeting of the Assembly

The First Minister has told AMs that the people of Wales 'stand shoulder-to-shoulder in solidarity with the French people in this time of mourning.'

Carwyn Jones made his comments in a statement at the start of the National Assembly's plenary session.

He also urged people to be vigilant about suspicious activity.

The United Kingdom has itself suffered from terrorism. We know for a fact that a number of other attacks have been foiled at the planning stage. Arrests have been made here in Wales in the past and we know that individuals have travelled from here to Syria. We cannot be complacent about our own back yard. The public should remain vigilant and should not hesitate to contact the police if they have suspicious or unusual activity to report. Llywydd, I would also like to place on record my support and solidarity for the Muslim community here in Wales, the overwhelming majority of whom share our revulsion at the terrorism carried out in the name of a corrupted view of their religion. Muslims make a powerful and positive contribution to Welsh society and we will all stand together in opposing extremism and aggression in our community.

– Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister

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