By: S. Harding and Annie Yager, Xiro Xone News November 14, 2015
France has declared a national state of emergency and has closed its borders after at least 128 people dead and 200 injured in multiple attacks in Paris.
What we know so far
Four attackers died at the theater, a U.S. law enforcement official said. The Paris prosecutor told reporters that eight extremists are dead, and seven of them died in suicide bombings. Police said they believe all of the attackers involved are dead.
Along with the dead at the concert hall, an unknown number of hostages were held during a siege.
The Southern California band Eagles of Death Metal was playing inside the theater when the attack began. All of the band members are reported safe .
Two explosions were heard outside the Stade de France stadium north of Paris. The number of injured or killed there is unknown.
Other attacks hit Le Petit Cambodge restaurant in the 11th district where a reporter could see 10 people lying on the road, either dead or seriously injured. Another hit the nearby Le Carillon bar.
An eyewitness said that he had heard more than 100 rounds being fired at a cafe in rue de Charonne. There are reports of up to six gunmen involved.
It was not immediately clear whether the incidents were connected. The city asked residents on Friday night to stay home, and police said several metro lines were closed.
One witness who manage to survive the attack at the Bataclan said it was "carnage" and there was blood and "bodies everywhere."
French President Francois Hollande called an emergency cabinet meeting at midnight Friday to discuss the attacks. He declared a state of emergency and said he would close the nation's borders.
"At this moment, unprecedented terrorist attacks are underway across the city of Paris," Hollande said Friday ahead of the meeting. He vowed to secure the city and said military personnel had been deployed across Paris.
President Obama called the attack "outrageous" and pledged U.S. support to France. "This is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values we share," Obama said during his brief remarks. He said it was a "heartbreaking situation." Obama also said that the U.S. would help bring those responsible to justice and "go after any terrorist networks that go after our people."