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Austrian band recovering after Paris attacks

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Austrian band recovering after Paris attacks
Photo: White Miles/Michael Dengler Photography
13:29 CET+01:00
The Austrian rock band who opened for Eagles of Death Metal at the Bataclan on the day of the Paris terror attacks have issued a statement to their fans saying that they are in good health but are mourning their merchandise seller, who was shot and killed.

Alt-rock duo White Miles said that another good friend of the band was shot but is “on the way to recovery”.

"We returned home last Sunday. ... We are in good health, though the events are still too close, the impressions too touching," the group's Medina Rekic and Hansjörg Loferer wrote in a joint statement.

They added that they would be abstaining "from further interviews in public concerning the terror attack on the concert hall Bataclan at the moment."

The group said that concerts it planned with Eagles of Death Metal have been cancelled, as have their headlining shows in Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.

However, they will return to the stage on December 17th in Innsbruck to play a concert in remembrance of their friend Nick Alexander, who was manning the merchandise booth at the time of the attack and was shot dead.

Alexander, 36, was British and had worked with many well known rock and roll bands, who have been paying tribute to him.

Friday's attacks in the French capital killed 129 and left many more wounded.

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