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MFA: No Confirmed Croat Deaths in Paris Attacks

Croatia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Croatian Embassy in France are in constant contact French authorities…

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs have issued a statement to say that there has been no official information of any Croatian citizens caught up in terrorist attacks which claimed the lives of over 120 people in Paris on Friday night.

“The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs has not received any official information from French authorities regarding the nationality of the victims in last night’s terrorist attacks in Paris. The Croatian Embassy in France are in constant contact with French authorities and as soon as there is any official information we will announce it,” the Ministry, who have with condemned the attack, stated.

Croatian taekwondo champion Ana Zaninović, who was in a Paris hotel sleeping during last night’s attacks, told daily 24sata that she was woken by sirens in the street.

“After I woke up I saw what was happening in Paris. I could not sleep, it is hard to describe the feeling, it is like a film. People are not going out and the streets are half empty. It is a horrible feeling to know nowhere is safe. Not in the hotel or on the street.

Zaninović was due to compete in an event in Paris but that has now been cancelled and the former world champion will now head home.

“Thankfully the airports are working. I am coming home on Sunday. I can’t wait to get back to Croatia,” she told 24sata.

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