The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the coordinate attacks that killed at least 127 people. French President Francois Hollande has vowed a “merciless” response.
—President Francois Hollande called it an “act of war” and said France’s response would be “merciless.” He declared a nationwide state of emergency late Friday.
—Hollande said 127 people had died in multiple attacks. French officials said there were eight known attackers—seven of them suicide bombers who had blown themselves up. The eighth was shot dead by police.
—There were at least six attacks: the Bataclan concert hall; Stade de France (the national stadium), La Carillon bar in the 10th arrondissement, La Petit Cambodge in the 10th arrondissement, La Belle Equipe in the 11th arrondissement, and La Casa Nostra in the 11th arrondissement.
The Islamic State appears to be claiming responsibility for multiple attacks in Paris on Friday night that killed at least 127 people and wounded dozens of others.
Here’s part of the statement from the group, translation for which was provided by SITE, which tracks militant organizations:
Let France and those who walk in its path know that they will remain on the top of the list of targets of the Islamic State, and that the smell of death will never leave their noses as long as they lead the convoy of the Crusader campaign, and dare to curse our Prophet, Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, and are proud of fighting Islam in France and striking the Muslims in the land of the Caliphate with their planes, which did not help them at all in the streets of Paris and its rotten alleys. This attack is the first of the storm and a warning to those who wish to learn.