Paris rocked by terrorist attack as at least 100 are killed

Paris rocked by terrorist attack as at least 100 are killed

A series of explosions and shootings killed at least 100 people in Paris on Friday night, the attack is reported to be the worst acts of violence to hit France since World War II.

The attacks seemed to be planned to hit areas where many people would be gathered on a Friday night in Paris, officials said. The seemingly-coordinated attacks took place at multiple locations in the French capital, including a café and a stadium where a soccer game was interrupted by an apparent suicide bombing, sending the crowd pouring onto the pitch.

At least 100 people are reported to have died at the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris. Gunmen took many hostages there before being overpowered when police stormed the building. Others died in a reported suicide blast near the Stade de France and gun attacks on city centre restaurants.

President Barack Obama spoke of “an outrageous attempt to terrorise innocent civilians” he stressed that his office did not yet know all the details of the attacks, so the U.S. would not speculate who may have been behind the attack. UK Prime minister David Cameron also wrote on his twitter account as qouted “I am shocked by events in Paris tonight. Our thoughts and prayers are with the French people. We will do whatever we can to help”

France has declared a national state of emergency and has closed it’s borders. Paris residents have been asked to stay indoors and about 1,500 military personnel are being deployed across the city.

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