Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has confirmed that “several police officers” lost their lives in Thursday’s attack on the city’s police headquarters, adding that her thoughts were with their families.
“Paris cries for its own this afternoon after this terrible attack at the @prefpolice. Heavy casualties, several police officers lost their lives. On my behalf and that of Parisians, my first thoughts go to the families of the victims and their loved ones,” Hidalgo said on Twitter.
“During the Paris Council, we will pay tribute to the victims and will salute the unfailing commitment of police forces serving the security of Parisians. We know what we owe them.”