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Paris-attacks-victimsDharamshala — The political leader of the Tibetan people, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay expressed his condolences to the people of France in the wake of Friday night's deadly attacks in Paris, the capital of France that has left more than 100 people dead.

"I offer my sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims and strongly condemn the attacks undertaken by a few misguided fanatics," Sikyong said a statement on Sunday.

"Terrorism is an attack on mankind and those who perpetrate such attacks do not represent any faith or community. It is a scourge and cannot be justified in any way through moral, political or religious affiliations," he added.

"This tragedy once again reinforces the need for coordinated and collaborative international approach to combat terrorism and restore security and stability in the world."

"The Tibetan people stand united with the people of France in this painful time," the Tibetan leader said.

World leaders from across the globe weighed in on the tragedy with shock and expressed their sympathies for the people of France.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker: "I am deeply shocked by the events in Paris. We stand in full solidarity with the people of France."

US President Barack Obama: "Outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians."

French President François Hollande: "Faced with dread, there is a nation who knows to defend himself, known to mobilize its forces and, once again, will defeat terrorists."

British Prime Minister David Cameron: "Deeply shocked... Our thoughts and prayers are with the French people. We will do whatever we can to help."

German Chancellor Angela said she was "deeply shocked" by the attack and conveyed her sympathy and solidarity.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi: "News from Paris is anguishing and dreadful. Prayers with families of the deceased. We are united with people of France in this tragic hour."

Russian President Vladimir Putin also expressed his condemnation following the "horrible terrorist attacks", sending his condolences to the French people.

Justin Trudeau, the recently elected Canadian prime minister, said his government was offering its help to France and that he had discussed the security situation in his own country with officials.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang expressed "strong outrage and condemnation" and said Beijing firmly opposes all forms of terrorism.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon denounced "the despicable terrorist attacks" and extended "his deepest condolences to the families of the victims".

Almost 130 people were killed in the French capital as a result of a series of co-ordinated gun and bomb attacks. At least 180 people are wounded, 80 of whom are in a critical condition, according to media reports.

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