December 16, 2017

Paris attacks death toll climbs to 153

By Zabihullah Moosakhail - Sat Nov 14 2015, 9:43 am

French security moves people in the area of Rue Bichat in the 10th arrondissement of the French capital Paris following a string of attacks on November 13, 2015. At least 18 people were killed as multiple shootings and explosions hit Paris, police said. Police also said there was an ongoing hostage crisis in the Bataclan a concert hall in the French capital. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

The death toll from last night’s attacks in Paris has claimed to 153 with several others wounded.

Thousands of fans had gathered at a stadium to watch a match between France and Germany when a series of coordinated terrorist attacks took place in Paris last night.

Reports suggest that eight individuals carried out the attacks using AK-47s and bombs.

All of the attackers are believed to have been killed, seven of them in suicide bombings, but police are still hunting down for any accomplices.

French President Francois Hollande has declared national state of emergency, tightening security at borders and around Paris.

Talking to reporters outside the concert hall of Le Bataclan, an attack site, President Hollande threatened that: “We are going to lead a war without mercy.”

No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the string of coordinated attacks but President Hollande told reporters “We know who they are, we know where they come from.”

Six sites were hit in the attacks which is the deadliest in the western capital after 2001.

The White House said “This is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share.”

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