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Multiple Terrorist Attacks Leave 153 Dead in Paris

... Sky News:

France has closed its borders after at least 160 people were killed in at least six coordinated attacks across Paris.

At least 40 people died in shootings and bombings at bars, restaurants and a stadium in the capital - before another 120 people were killed at a concert venue. At least five attackers have been killed. French President Francois Hollande announced the country's borders were being shut as he declared a state of emergency in response to the attacks.

Police officers secure the Stade de France stadium during the international friendly soccer France against Germany.

In a televised address, he said the nation would stand firm and united against the terrorists.

"It's a horror," Mr Hollande said, adding that the military is being deployed around the capital.

Elite police units launched an assault on the Bataclan theatre, where dozens of people were being held hostage.

Police killed two armed men who had opened fire at the popular music venue, where Californian band Eagles of Death Metal had been playing to a sell-out crowd.

Paris shooting scene.Paris shooting scene. 

The residents of Paris have been asked to stay home and several Metro lines have been closed.No terror group has claimed responsibility but Twitter accounts linked to ihadists have been celebrating the attacks.At least 11 people were killed in a shooting at a restaurant in the 10th arrondissement - not far from the offices of magazine publisher Charlie Hebdo.

The gunmen behind that shooting have not been caught, according to local media reports.

Shots were fired at another restaurant and there were also reports of shooting in the Les Halles shopping mall.

There were three bombings, including two suicide attacks, near the Stade de France stadium, where the national football team had been playing Germany in a friendly match.

Spectators converge on the pitch of the Stade de France stadium. Spectators converge on the pitch of the Stade de France stadium.

One of the explosions was at an entrance to the stadium, French football officials said.

Mr Hollande was inside the stadium at the time, but was rushed to the interior ministry to deal with the unfolding crisis.

Those at the stadium can be seen rushing onto the pitch after hearing the explosions.

US President Barack Obama delivers brief remarks at the White House on the Paris attacks. US President Barack Obama delivers brief remarks at the White House on the Paris attacks.

US President Barack Obama has described the attacks as an "outrageous attempt to terrorise civilians" and has promised to do everything he can to bring those responsible to justice.

"Those who think that they can terrorise the people of France or the values that they stand for are wrong."

The New York Police Department said it had bolstered security at high-profile locations in response.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said he is "shocked" by violence.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the French people. We will do whatever we can to help," he said on Twitter.

France has been on edge since deadly attacks by Islamic extremists in January on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery that left 20 dead, including the three attackers.

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