Wise counsel Let's deny Paris attackers that triumph - Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan cautioned world leaders and citizens not to fall into the trap of “countering hate with more hate

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Former United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Kofi Annan has condemned the series of IS attacks on Paris last Friday with a call to citizens of the world to aim at denying the attackers the triumph they seek.

In a Facebook post, Kofi Annan cautioned world leaders and citizens not to fall into the trap of “countering hate with more hate but we must deny the perpetrators of these horrific attacks that triumph.”

He pointed out that the Paris attacks were not just aimed at innocent lives but rather, “they were attacks on those who stand for dialogue over confrontation and for tolerance over blind hatred.”

The former UN boss expressed his condolence to the family and victims of the attacks saying, “our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their loved ones and with the French people.”

At least, 120 people have reportedly died from the attacks after gunmen burst into the Bataclan concert hall and took dozens hostage.

Others were also shot dead at bars and restaurants at five other sites in Paris. Among the dead were eight of the attackers.

A state of emergency has been declared in France.

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