Explosions, Shootings Rock Paris: Deadly Attacks Include Bombing Outside Soccer Stadium (With Updates)
France has called a state of emergency and has closed its borders, and President Obama has called the incidents "An attack against humanity" as shootings and apparent suicide bombings rocked at least three locations and killed multiple people in Paris. One location was just outside of Stade de France stadium during the international friendly soccer match between France and Germany, where two explosions were reported.
Early reports are 40 dead, 60 injured and an unknown number of people taken hostage in apparent coordinated attacks at three locations.
— ESPN (@espn) November 13, 2015
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Francois Hollande has deployed military personnel around the city. The French president also declared a state of emergency and has closed the French border.
In the deadliest violence witnessed in France in decades, at least 11 people were killed at a Paris restaurant in the 10th arrondissement, and 15 more killed in the Bataclan Theater, where a hostage taking remains under way.
Soccer writer Robin Bairner, via Bleacher Report:
French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet confirmed an explosion occurred at Gate J of the stadium, where multiple people died and several were wounded.
Bairner says that the teams and many fans are being held inside the stadium by local police until authorities are sure the danger has passed.
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) November 13, 2015
* The confirmed death toll is now 140, according to Yahoo News.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 14, 2015
CNN producer, hiding in the bushes on the phone, says he saw police lead 100+ hostages out of the Bataclan.
— Courtney Nguyen (@FortyDeuceTwits) November 13, 2015
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