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Paris attack victims’ families meet investigators

May 24, 2016

PARIS (AP) — Survivors and families of the 130 victims of last November’s Islamic extremist attacks in Paris have met for the first time with six magistrates investigating what happened that horrifying night.

The emotional meeting Tuesday in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower revived painful questions about the Nov. 13 massacres by suicide bombers at a rock concert, cafes and the national stadium.

Claire Houd, whose sister Djamila was killed in the Belle Equipe cafe, said “my sister was on a terrace of a bar, having dinner and yet she never came back. Today what we want to know is who was responsible.”

A lawyer for victims’ families, Gerard Chemla, questioned why authorities took four months to arrest surviving attacker Salah Abdeslam and couldn’t stop the same network from striking Brussels.

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