France Grants Citizenship to Hero in Paris Attacks

     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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