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Death Toll Rises After Attacks on Paris Restaurants [Updated]

Reports of gunshots and explosions are coming out of the French capital.

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Multiple Friday night attacks, seemingly coordinated, have resulted in fatalities at restaurants and other venues around Paris. Police initially told French media at least 18 people were killed.

Update: November 14, 10 a.m. The revised death toll from Friday night's attacks sits at 127. Two hundred more were injured, including 99 critically. Eight attackers died — seven in suicide bombings — and authorities say one was a "French extremist known to police."

Update: November 13, 7:36 p.m. Citing police sources, Reuters reports about 140 people were killed across Paris.

Update: November 13, 7:15 p.m. The hostage situation at the Bataclan, a popular concert hall in the city has reportedly come to an end. The BBC writes at list 15 people were killed as gunmen took up to 60 hostages. Police reportedly stormed the venue and killed three attackers. Los Angeles-based band Eagles of Death Metal was playing when the first shots were fired. In a statement posted on Facebook, the band said it has not yet been able to account for all of its members.

We are still currently trying to determine the safety and whereabouts of all our band and crew. Our thoughts are with all of the people involved in this tragic situation.

Posted by Eagles Of Death Metal on Friday, November 13, 2015

Agence France-Presse reports a much higher death toll — around 100 — at the Bataclan, according to its police sources.

Update: November 13, 6 p.m. French President François Hollande has declared a state of emergency in France, closed the country's borders, and deployed military units. U.S. President Barack Obama said, "We've seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians. This is an attack not just on Paris, an attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share.

A third restaurant, Le Carillon, was also attacked, reports France 24. It's in the same neighborhood as the offices for satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which was the site of a mass shooting earlier this year.

Update: November 13, 5:50 p.m. Shootings occurred at Cafe Republique and Le Petit Cambodge, the latter of which is near chef Inaki Aizpitarte's Le Chateaubriand. CNN reports the death toll has risen to at least 60.

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Mass shootings took place in at least two restaurants in the city, according to multiple reports, and explosions were heard near Stade de France, where the French and German national soccer teams were playing. French president François Hollande was reportedly at the game and has been evacuated to the ministry. Agence France-Presse reports hostages have been taken at the Bataclan concert hall.

Paris attacks map

Locations of the reported attacks across Paris. [Google Maps]

An eyewitness who was in one of the restaurants where shots were fired told the BBC: "There are lots of dead people. It's pretty horrific to be honest. I was at the back of the bar. I couldn't see anything. I heard gunshots. People dropped to the ground. We put a table over our heads to protect us. We were held up in the bar because there was a pile of bodies in front of us."

This story is developing.

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