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Paris under attack: At least 35 killed in bombings, shootings; hostages taken

 

At least 35 people have died in several shootouts in Paris, and there are reports of at least two explosions near the Stade de France.

The attacks come less than three weeks before world leaders are scheduled to gather for a UN summit on climate change. As of the time of this update, no one, nor any group, has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Reports say at least one man opened fire with an automatic weapon at the Petit Cambodge restaurant, and there are reports of a hostage situation at the Paris Bataclan concert hall, located near the Charlie Hebdo office. The AP, in reporting the death toll, says they came from the two locations. AP reports more than 100 hostages have been taken at the concert hall.

French President Francois Hollande was seen rushing from a soccer match near the stadium to the Interior Ministry for an emergency Cabinet meeting. Hundreds of people ran onto the field after the match, too frightened to leave.

 

 

On social media, Parisians are posting their addresses, using the hashtag #PorteOuverte for those who need shelter in Paris.

This story will be updated.

— via PRI's The World

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