60 Dead, 100 Hostages in Paris Attacks
At least 35 people were killed Friday in shootings and explosions around Paris, many of them in a popular concert hall where patrons were taken hostage, police and medical officials said.
Two explosions, perhaps, suicide bombings, were heard outside the Stade de France stadium north of Paris during a friendly France-Germany soccer match.
A police official said 11 people were killed in a Paris restaurant in the 10th arrondissement, and others said at least twice that number died elsewhere, primarily in the Bataclan concert hall, where the hostages were taken. It was unclear how many people were in the hall; one official said there were around 100 while another said there were far fewer.
Two hundred soldiers were sent to the 10th and 11th arrondissements. There are unconfirmed reports of gun battles between French police and terrorists. Military reinforcements have been ordered into Paris.
French President Francois Hollande was in attendance at the stadium. After convening an emergency cabinet meeting, Hollande declared a state of emergency across France. And ordered national borders closed.
President Barack Obama called the events in Paris an attack on “all humanity and universal values we share.”