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France Grants Citizenship to Algerian Hero in Paris Attacks

Thursday, 16 June 2016 05:00 PM

PARIS (AP) — France's Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has granted French citizenship to an Algerian-born man who helped save dozens of people at the Bataclan concert hall during the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.

The 35-year-old man, known only as Didi, was raised in France and worked as a security guard at the Bataclan.

He was outside the concert hall when the attack started, but rushed inside to open a back door and help people escape.

His "cool-headedness and courage saved lives," the Interior Ministry said in a statement Wednesday that announced his citizenship.

He requested that his full name and photo not be publicly disclosed.

The attacks carried out by Islamic extremists at a stadium, concert hall, cafes and bars left 130 dead.

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France's Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has granted French citizenship to an Algerian-born man who helped save dozens of people at the Bataclan concert hall during the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.The 35-year-old man, known only as Didi, was raised in France and worked as...
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