At least 100 people are reported to have died in France today at the Bataclan concert hall in centr...
At least 100 people are reported to have died in France today 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. FRANCE declared today a national state of emergency and has closed its borders after scores of people were killed in multiple gun and bomb attacks in Paris.
Paris residents have been asked to stay indoors and about 1,500 military personnel are being deployed across the city.
|Police forces, firefighters and rescue workers secure the area near the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris, on Nov. 14, 2015. | (Photo: Francois Guillot, AFP/Getty Images)|
Speaking at the concert hall, President Francois Hollande said the attackers would be fought "without mercy".
Many casualties reported in two shootings and at least one explosion in 10th and 11th districts of Paris. Hostages have been taken at one of the sites.
At least five terrorists involved in gruesome attacks have been neutralized, according to the Paris Public Prosecutor, Francois Molins.
Per AFP, French fighter jets have carried out 1,285 aerial missions, resulting in 271 strikes and the destruction of 459 targets in Iraq, since the start of the anti-ISIS campaign last year. Only two known strikes have been carried out in Syria, in late September.
French President Francois Hollande, center, is flanked by French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, left, and French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, right, as he addresses reporters near the Bataclan theatre in central Paris.