Paris Attacks Kill More Than 150, Police Say; Border Controls Tightened

Paris Attacks Kill More Than 150, Police Say; Border Controls Tightened

A series of terrorist attacks across Paris left more than 100 people dead Friday in one of the bloodiest terrorist attack in France’s history, prompting President François Hollande to declare a state of emergency across the city and seal off the country’s borders.

Gunmen walked down the streets in the area, shooting at pavement cafés and entering bars to gun down further victims, Paris’ police chief Michel Cabot said.

 

The attackers killed 18 on Rue de Charonne; five on Rue de la Fontaine au Roi; 14 on rue Alibert, and one on boulevard Voltaire, Mr. Molins said. Heads of state from around the world processed along Boulevard Voltaire alongside Mr. Hollande in a solidarity march after the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

Mr. Cabot, the police chief, said that authorities believe all the perpetrators of the attacks have been “neutralized.”

The death toll in the attacks in Paris could reach or surpass 120, Paris’ chief prosecutor François Molins said in the early hours of Saturday morning. 

The attacks took place at six different sites Friday night, Mr. Molins said, including the Stade de France stadium north of Paris where France was playing Germany in a soccer match. 
 
The highest death toll was at the Bataclan concert hall in the east of Paris, north of the Seine river. Mr. Molins did not give a precise number of victims at the venue.  
 
The locations listed by Mr. Molins suggest the attackers focused on an area to the east and south of Place de la République that is typically thronging with diners and party-goers on a Friday night. Place de la République is also where thousands of Parisians gathered spontaneously the evening after gunmen killed 12 at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. 


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