Terrorists coordinated Paris attacks killing at least 128 people and 300 have been admitted to hospitals. The attacks took place in six locations all through the city. Shootings and bombings took place at Le Bataclan concert hall theater filled with concert goers, several restaurants and the Stade de France stadium where a soccer game was being held with President Hollande in attendance. The death toll is expected to rise, says Paris Deputy Mayor Patrick Klugman.

During the Paris attacks eight of the attackers were killed, with seven dying in the completion of suicides bombing, four in the concert hall alone.

Other attackers may be still at large and the French police are on the lookout as the country has closed its borders and vowed a merciless response to the shootings and bombings.

French President calls Paris attacks an act of war

French President Francois Hollande has said that the Islamic State (ISIS) was responsible for the attacks on Friday, and called the spree an “act of war.” ISIS claimed responsibility via an online statement and announced that eight of their people attacked selected French targets while wearing explosive belts and carrying machine guns.

The attacks are the deadliest terrorist attack in Europe since the 2003 Madrid train bombings when 191 people died. These coordinated assaults also came less than two weeks after the downing of the Russian Metrojet that crashed in Sinai killing all 224 people aboard.

The downing of the plane is also claimed by ISIS.

Syrian passport found, Paris on high alert

French police reported that a Syrian passport was found near the body of one of the attackers, providing identification, but this isn’t proof they were from all Syria and many witnesses state the attackers spoke French.

Paris is now under a state of emergency, says Hollande, and the border is being monitored to keep possible other attackers from getting in or any uncaught terrorists from being able to escape, and the gendarmerie paramilitary police force in France is on high alert.

Other countries send sympathies, support to Paris

After the shootings and Paris attacks, several heads of other nations quickly sent their support and words of sympathy to its people. U.S. President Barack Obama pledged solidarity, telling Paris that the attacks were an outrageous attempt at terrorizing innocent people.

At the Vatican, Pope Francis condemned the killings, saying that there was no religious or human justification for their actions, as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles of Britain also sent sympathy messages to Paris.

Russian President Vladimir Putin added his condolences, as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, remarked that the Western support of Syrian insurgents is what has fueled the expansion of terror abroad.

Paris tourists stranded, attractions closed, curfews in place

The attacks caused concern for the security of the many tourists in France, as 1,500 troops were deployed to help restore order. Curfews were also put into place and top tourist attractions were closed, as the Paris attacks caused a ripple effect of problems and the world stood in support for Paris and its citizens and visitors.

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