Paris Terror Attacks: 127 Dead, ISIL Claims Responsibility

Paris Attacks 2015Update: ISIL claims responsibility for the attacks. President Francois Hollande calls attacks an "act of war."

France is in a national state of emergency after a series of coordinated attacks occurred throughout Paris on Friday night. 

Reports began at the Stade de France, during a soccer match between France and Germany. Three explosions were heard during the tournament. French President Francois Hollande was a part of the 80,000 fans viewing the game. According to reports, the death toll went from three to five people dead outside and around the stadium. 

Meanwhile, attacks continued in the 10th and 11th district at the restaurants, Le Petit Cambodge, Le Carillon, La Belle Equipe and La Casa Nostra, where 14 people were reported killed from the shootings. 

The worst of them all: the Bataclan concert venue where the American rock band, Eagles Of Death Metal were performing. Hundreds were held hostage as the attackers shot at the concertgoers. 112 were killed before police enforcement were able to storm the theater. 

As of 10:00 PM USA PST time, the death toll has risen to 127 people total. Eight gunmen are reported dead, some by suicide bombs. It is unclear as to whether more gunmen are at large.

Not even a year ago, Paris was under attack for three days when ISIS' gunmen murdered 18 people at the Charlie Hebdo magazine headquarters and a Jewish supermarket. 

In a press conference as the attacks were occurring, President Hollande said, "Two decisions will be taken: A state of emergency will be declared, which means some places will be closed, traffic may be banned and there will also be searches which may be decided throughout [the Paris area].

A state of emergency will be proclaimed throughout the territory [of France].

The second decision I have made is to close the borders. We must ensure that no one enters to commit any crimes and that those who have committed the crimes that we have unfortunately seen can also be arrested if they should leave the territory."

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