PARIS: At least 129 people have been killed including children and scores others injured following multiple explosions and shootings that took place in different parts of Paris on Friday night.
At least 100 people were killed at packed Bataclan concert hall. Three attackers blew themselves up.
Later, French president François Hollande visited the concert hall and while speaking to media persons said France is going to fight the terrorists. “France will be merciless in its fight against terrorists,” he said.
Describing the attacks as barbaric, he said the French nation will continue to stand united and firm against the terrorists.
Earlier, a series of powerful blasts were heard in the city and two of them occurred near a stadium where a football match between France and Germany was being played.
French president François Hollande his brief media talk termed the attacks in Paris most significant and declared state of emergency across the country.
Hollande announced to seal French borders in a bid to stop the attackers from fleeing.
French police said the attackers executed two suicide attacks and one explosion through a bomb.
Three people were killed in an explosion outside the Stade de France north of the capital, police said, during a match between Germany and France.
Spectators flooded the pitch as news of the attacks spread. Organisers started evacuating the stadium by three doors.
Another attack was reported at the Petit Cambodge restaurant. World leaders including US, Russian and Turkish Presidents, British and Canadian Prime Ministers and German Chancellor have strongly condemned the attacks.
US President Barack Obama, speaking to reporters in Washington, called the attacks on Paris "outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has also condemned the despicable terrorist attacks.