Paris attacks: more than 128 killed and 200 injured after coordinated attacks across Paris as Hollande blames Islamic State
On a night when thousands of Paris residents and tourists were reveling and fans were enjoying a soccer match between France and world champion Germany, horror struck in an unprecedented manner. Terrorists – some with AK-47s, some reportedly with bombs strapped to them – attacked sites throughout the French capital and at the stadium where the soccer match was underway
The Paris prefecture of police instructed residents to stay home. The prefecture said via Twitter that people should stay inside “unless there’s an absolute necessity
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French authorities have launched a terrorism investigation, Eric Pelletier, a reporter with Le Pariesien, tells CNN Paul Cruickshank. There has been no official claim of responsibility, though ISIS has applauded the attacks on Twitter, Cruickshank reports.
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Russian leader Vladimir Putin sent his condolences to Hollande and the people of France. “Russia strongly condemns this inhumane killing and is ready to provide any and all assistance to investigate these terrorist crimes,” he said