Two explosions at a bar near Stade de France and a shootout at the Cambodge restaurant in Paris has left 18 people dead and seven people wounded.
President Francois Hollande was in attendance at the France-Germany friendly football match at the time of the explosions. He has since been removed from the stadium.
It is not clear yet whether the incidents are related and authorities have not yet linked the attacks to terrorism.
UPDATE: It appears there is now a hostage situation at the Bataclan Concert Hall, Agence France-Presse reports. Up to 60 people are being held captive.
#BREAKING Hostages taken at Paris Bataclan concert hall, police say— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) November 13, 2015
UPDATE II: Fox News reports that 18 people have died at the concert hall, raising the death toll to 26.UPDATE (Matt): UK Prime Minister expresses his shock over this horrendous attack:
PM: I am shocked by events in Paris tonight. Our thoughts and prayers are with the French people. We will do whatever we can to help.— UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) November 13, 2015
A Vine user has uploaded what appears to be video of one of the explosions during the France-Germany match. Notice the football players stop playing.
UPDATE (Matt): Gunmen allegedly shouted "Allah Akbar" before opening fire. Commentary’s Noah Rothman said deputy mayor of Paris speculates that this could be the worst terror attack in the city’s history. People taken hostage has jumped to 100 people.
'Gunmen shouted Allah Akbar' https://t.co/Ose6uU33ch— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) November 13, 2015
Paris deputy mayor on with CNN speculates that this could be the worst terror attack in Parisian history.— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) November 13, 2015
No information of any captures or arrests - Paris deputy mayor to CNN.— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) November 13, 2015
UPDATE (Matt): U.S. security officials believe this was a coordinated attack.
BREAKING: U.S. security officials believe Paris attacks were coordinated - Reuters, quoting source— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) November 13, 2015
UPDATE (Matt): Death toll has reportedly surged to 35-40, with two to three heavily armed shooters engaging police.
BREAKING AT least 40 dead in Paris according to BMFTV— Henry Samuel (@H_E_Samuel) November 13, 2015
PARIS: 2 OR 3 HEAVILY ARMED SHOOTERS SHOOTING AT POLICE FORCES— Stefan de Vries (@stefandevries) November 13, 2015
UPDATE (Matt): Stadium participants being being ushered into the field, as situation develops.
Hélicoptère, pelouse envahie, scènes surréalistes. pic.twitter.com/PT5HXyKbDK— Vincent Menichini (@v_menichini) November 13, 2015
UPDATE (Matt):French BFMTV reports that at least 60 have died, with another reported shooting at the Les Halles shopping mall.
BFM reports that at least 60 people have died in Paris attacks. https://t.co/uR4EHLFqrp— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) November 13, 2015
Update (Matt): French President Francois Hollande has declared a state of emergency, closing the country's borders. Hollande that France needs to be strong. What the terrorists want is for us to be scared. In the face of terror, we have to be united. French citizens, we haven’t finished the operations in Paris – some are difficult calls that have to be made. Please have faith in our security forces to protect us from terror. Long live the Republic, and long live France.
Update (Leah): Multiple explosions heard inside hall. Police are reportedly storming the place.
BREAKING: Five explosions heard near Bataclan concert hall in Paris: Reuters witness https://t.co/cZozYtD5MG— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) November 13, 2015
Update: The military has deployed.
Update: Two attackers were killed, the carnage at the concert hall is over, police confirm to Fox News. At least one person is reportedly in custody.
Update: The U.S. band playing in Bataclan posted the following statement on Facebook:
Update: One of the attackers arrested reportedly said he was Syrian, he was there with two others, they were recruited by ISIS, and that this was an ISIS operation.
Update: The death toll has climbed to roughly 140 people.
Update: The Associated Press is reporting that five attackers may now dead.
BREAKING: Paris prosecutor says 5 attackers may be dead in attacks across city.— The Associated Press (@AP) November 14, 2015
Update: Four police officers were reportedly killed in the raid.
Update: According to French officials, there are still gunmen at large.
BMFTV: French officials say gunmen are still at large in Paris attacks. Five have been "neutralized." https://t.co/uR4EHLX1PZ— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) November 14, 2015
Update: According to the Associated Press, the hostage-takers at the concert hall blew themselves up with suicide belts as police closed in.
Update: Of course ISIS social media accounts are celebrating the attacks.
ISIS: "But the American blood is best, and we shall taste it soon." And we are being "lead" by Barack Obama... #tcot— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 14, 2015
Update: Maybe there aren't gunmen at large after all:
BREAKING: Head of Paris police says all attackers are believed to be dead.— The Associated Press (@AP) November 14, 2015