PARIS – France's justice minister says up to 300 million euros ($328 million) may be set aside for compensating victims of the Nov. 13 attacks on Paris and their families.
In an interview with Le Parisien newspaper published Thursday, Christine Taubira says a special government fund for terrorism victims has already earmarked 6.7 million euros, as well as 771,000 euros for travel and hotels for families who came from afar to see injured loved ones or identify remains.
The attacks by Islamic extremists on a rock concert, cafes and France's main stadium killed 130 people dead and injured hundreds. Seven suicide bombers also died.
At least one victim's father suggested suing the government for not ensuring security, especially after deadly attacks in January against satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a kosher market.