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Paris Attacks Kills 60, 100 Hostages Reported Near Football Stadium

An explosion in Paris kills 26 at a restaurant, suspected gunman on the scene

At least 60 people have been killed and others wounded after a shooting and several explosions were heard near a football stadium in Paris on Friday night. 

Police have confirmed an ongoing hostage situation at a rock concert at the Bataclan theatre in the 11th arrondissement, as media also reports on a shooting several explosions occuring outside a restaurant nearby, not far from the Charlie Hebdo magazine offices.

The concert hall is the latest of four locations targeted by attackers, in the neighboring 11 district.

Sky News reports:

Witnesses have described seeing bodies lying in the street.

According to those same reports, the gunmen have not been caught.

Elsewhere in the capital, several explosions took place near the Stade de France, where the national football team was playing Germany.

President Francois Hollande was inside the stadium at the time, but has since been taken to the Interior Ministry to deal with the unfolding situation.

A police official confirmed there had been at least one blast in a bar, but it was unclear if there were any casualties.

An Associated Press reporter who was at the stadium has reported hearing two explosions that were loud enough to penetrate the sound of cheering fans.

It was not immediately clear if the attacks were connected.

This is a developing news story. Please keep checking back for updates.

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  • SuchindranathAiyer

    The Ghosts of Tipu Sultan, Aurangzeb, Mahomet and Jabberlal Neckscrew visit Paris: When will the ruling scum of “democracies” stop throwing it an arm and a leg to appease the ravening tiger of Islam ?