About 100 people taken hostage at Bataclan concert hall in apparently coordinated series of gun and bomb attacks in city centre and near Stade de France
At least 49 people have died and up to 60 people have been injured in an apparently coordinated series of gun and bomb attacks in Paris.
About 100 people have reportedly been taken hostage at a theatre after the French capital was hit by a series of attacks.
Declaring a state of emergency and closing the country’s borders, the French president, François Hollande, said there were “unprecedented terror attacks under way in Paris” and called an emergency cabinet meeting. Authorities in Paris warned people to leave public events and stay in doors if possible.
Officials said shots were fired in at least two restaurants and at least two explosions were heard near the Stade de France stadium, where the national side were playing Germany in a football match.
A police official told AP that two of the incidents near the stadium involved suicide attacks.
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