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Breaking News: Coordinated deadly terror attacks in Paris

Breaking news from yahoo.com:


(Reuters) — Gunmen and bombers attacked restaurants, a concert hall and a sports stadium at locations across Paris on Friday, killing at least 120 people in what a shaken President Francois Hollande called an unprecedented (=something that has never happened before) terrorist attack.


What we know:

 Islamic State group has claimed responsibility (=said that they did it) for a string of six attacks (=6 attacks one after the other) that began in Paris at 9.30pm last night. Police officials say Syrian passports were found on the bodies of two suicide bombers.

 German police say there are “clear links” between a man arrested in Germany this week, and last night’s attacks.

 127 people are dead, 99 critically injured. Eight attackers are dead, seven having detonated their own suicide vests. 


 U.S. State Department confirms Americans among the casualties (=those who died in the attcks). Sweden also has one citizen among the dead; Romania and Belgium count two each. 

French President François Hollande has declared three days of mourning (=grief, sadness because people died)
, and will address parliament on Monday. “Faced with war, the country must take appropriate action,” he said.
 Parisians are lining up  (= a lot of people get together) to donate blood to assist the 99 who are still critically injured, and using the hashtag  #rechercheparis (Paris Search) to assist those looking for missing loved ones.
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