At least 158 people have died in Paris in a seemingly coordinated wave of gun and suicide bomb attacks, prompting the French president, François Hollande, to declare a state of emergency and bring in controls on the country’s borders.
At least eight of the attackers are dead, seven of them in suicide bombings, but witnesses to one shooting said police told them at least one attacker was still at large.
What seems likely to be the most deadly terrorist attack in Europe since the 2004 train bombings in Madrid saw attacks at six venues across Paris, including gun attacks at a rock concert and two restaurants, and a series of blasts near the Stade de France, where the national side were playing Germany in an international friendly football match.
Up to 120 people were killed in the bloodiest of the incidents, when gunmen opened fire inside the Bataclan concert venue in the 11th arrondissement, during a concert by the US rock group Eagles of Death Metal.
Many people in the crowd were reportedly held hostage before armed police stormed the venue, killing four attackers. Some of those inside the Bataclan theatre told AP three of the terrorists detonated suicide belts as French security forces closed in.
Police officials said two of the incidents near the stadium involved suicide attacks, with three people reported to be killed.
Across the city, a further 200 people have been injured, at least 80 of them seriously.