As many as 140 people are said to be dead in Paris, France, Friday after multiple terror attacks struck the city simultaneously.
Agence France-Presse confirmed on Twitter that more than 100 people were killed at the Bataclan concert hall alone.
#BREAKING Around 100 dead in attack on Paris concert venue: police
— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) November 14, 2015
Reports indicate that the terrorists were executing hostages “one by one” before police made their way inside, killing three of the attackers.
In response, French President Francois Hollande issued a state of emergency before closing the country’s borders. The French military has been ordered to the nation’s capitol as well.
“There is much to fear, but we must face these fears as a nation that knows how to muster its forces and will confront the terrorists,” Hollande told the nation.
Information on the attackers has been limited thus far, although multiple eye witnesses have confirmed that the shooters had shouted “Allahu akbar” prior to opening fire. Suspected ISIS Twitter accounts were seen celebrating the attacks a short time after the news broke.
Given the complexity and coordinated effort of the attack, it is likely that the event had been planned for some time by terrorists living in France.