Multiple Paris Terror Attacks Leave as Many as 120 Dead


The death toll in attacks across six sites in Paris could exceed 120, Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said on French television early Saturday. He said at least five assailants have been neutralized.

At least 100 people were killed at the Bataclan theater in Paris’ 11th arrondissement, where scores of hostages had been held. Police in Paris told NBC News that several people had also been shot at a restaurant in the nearby 10th arrondissement in Paris.

Death toll reports varied in the confusion of the immediate aftermath of attacks. Earlier, Paris police officials said that security forces killed at least two attackers in the theater, ending the siege.

French President François Hollande ordered a state of emergency in Paris and closed the country’s borders after the violence broke out.

A police union official told the AP that there were two suicide attacks and a bombing near the Stade de France, north of Paris. At least three people were killed near the stadium, Gregory Goupil of the Alliance Police Nationale told the AP.

"Terrorist attacks of an unprecedented magnitude are in play in Paris. It’s horror," Hollande said. "I’ve asked for military reinforcements to make sure that no other attack can happen," Hollande said.

Hollande traveled to the Bataclan theater early Saturday morning.

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