Paris Attacks: At Least 127 Killed in Gunfire, Blasts (+Photos, Video)

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Gunmen and bombers attacked restaurants, a concert hall and a sports stadium at locations across Paris on Friday evening, killing at least 127 people in a deadly rampage that a shaken President Francois Hollande called an unprecedented terrorist attack.

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A Paris city hall official said four gunmen systematically slaughtered at least 87 young people attending a rock concert at the Bataclan music hall.

Anti-terrorist commandos eventually launched an assault on the building. The gunmen detonated explosive belts and dozens of shocked survivors were rescued.

Some 40 more people were killed in five other attacks in the Paris region, the city hall official said, including an apparent double suicide bombing outside the national stadium, where Hollande and the German foreign minister were watching a friendly soccer international. Some 200 people were injured, according to Reuters.

A total of six locations were attacked in and just outside the capital, Paris prosecutor François Molins told reporters Saturday, CNN reported.

Paris Prosecutor spokeswoman Agnès Thibault-Lecuivre said eight extremists are dead after attacks. Seven of them were killed in suicide bombings.

French President Francois Hollande said a state of emergency would be declared across France and national borders shut following the attacks.

Hollande said in a brief statement on television that a cabinet meeting had been called.

"A state of emergency will be declared," Hollande said. "The second measure will be the closure of national borders," he added.

 

 

Paris Attacks: At Least 127 Killed in Gunfire, Blasts (+Photos, Video)
Paris Attacks: At Least 153 Killed in Gunfire, Blasts (+Photos, Video)
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