State Dept: Americans wounded in Paris attacks

Molins confirmed Saturday that 129 people died and 352 were injured in attacks carried out by three "terrorist" teams.

"Eight brothers, wrapped in explosive belts and armed with machine rifles, targeted sites that were accurately chosen in the heart of the capital of France", the jihadist group said in a statement distributed via Internet.

The attacks at a stadium, concert hall and cafes and restaurants in northern and eastern Paris were "an act of war committed by Daesh that was prepared, organised and planned from outside (of France)" with help from inside France, Hollande said, using the Arabic acronym for Islamic State.

One of it turned to hostage taking at the Bataclan theatre and concert hall where hundreds of people were attending a concert of a rock group.

"After consulting this morning with the French Football Federation and the British Government, we have decided together that the match between our two countries at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday night should go ahead", FA chairman Greg Dyke said.

Diarra and Griezmann were involved in the 2-0 loss to Germany, which was overshadowed by the explosions of two suicide bombers outside the stadium during the first half. Holland ordered that the army join to the operations, 1500 soldiers are already deployed in Paris and the number can go up to 7000.

A gunman is believed to have opened fire on Le Carillon bar in the rue Alibert before heading across the road to Le Petit Cambodge.

Saturday, 12:15 p.m. (6:15 a.m. Eastern): ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks in a statement circulated online.

In recent months, members of the group have made frequent threats to conduct attacks in France in response to French participation in the coalition.

0215 - Hollande heads to the concert venue, where he promises a "merciless" fight against those behind the attacks.

French radio reporter Julien Pearce told CNN's Anderson Cooper the shooters were speaking in French, though he was not sure if they were French.

Manchester United striker Anthony Martial and Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma tweeted the "Pray for Paris" image that was shared by many on social media outlets after the attacks.

World leaders responded to the bloody attacks in Paris with outrage and defiant pledges of solidarity, but several countries said they would tighten security, especially at their borders, and a few urged their citizens not to travel to France. The last time a "state of emergency" was declared in France was in 2005.

Vanessa Coleman

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