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Paris attacks: at least 153 killed in gunfire and blasts, French officials say

At least 153 people were killed in the Paris and Saint-Denis shootings and bombings, French officials said, according to CNN. 

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Islamic State terror group has reportedly claimed responsibility for shootings and bombings across Paris.

As UNIAN reported earlier, there have been seven shooting incidents in Paris in what appears to be a co-ordinated terrorist attack by at least eight attackers.

Unknown persons opened fire at a restaurant in the 10th district of the French capital. Three blasts were heard outside the Stade de France stadium during France's match against Germany on Friday, where French president Francois Hollande was also watching the match.

The worst carnage occurred at Bataclan, with at least 112 left dead. In addition, more than 200 people were injured during the attacks, including 80 people who were listed as being in serious condition.

French President Francois Hollande announced Friday that his country was in a "state of emergency" and borders would be closed.

The Paris prefecture of police instructed residents to stay home.The police also urged administrators of establishments where there are people to increase their vigilance and check people at the entrance. 

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