Attacks in Paris. Ongoing Assault, Border Closure, at Least 40 Dead

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Several attacks have taken place around Paris this evening.
Several attacks have taken place around Paris this evening.
Several gunfights erupted in Paris this Friday night. There are dozens of victims. | AFP

Explosions were heard near the Stade de France and shooting broke out in several places in the capital. There are at least 40 dead.

There has been a series of  attacks around Paris this evening with gunfire and explosions being reported.

A shootout erupted this evening, Friday at around 9.30 pm, in a restaurant of the tenth arrondissement of Paris, rue Bichat and the corner of the rue Alibert. Several people have died and there would be at least seven injured. The shooters are on the run.

A second shooting also hit the district Bataclan, Boulevard Voltaire in the eleventh arrondissement.In front of the Bataclan theater, where played the Eagles of Death Metal, a gunman opened fire on the crowd. Six bodies were lying on the ground rue Charonne.

A third shooting incident also occurred in the same area.

Three explositions around the Stade de France

Meanwhile three explosions were heard between 9.17pm and 9.21pm, near the Stade de France where the Blues met Germany in a friendly match.  The explosions were felt from the stands but the match was not stopped.

The president, Francois Hollande, watching from the grandstand, was evacuated by the security service. A security cordon was set up around the area. According to the police headquarters, the attacks have killed at least eighteen dead.  According to the first results of the police headquarters in Paris, three people were killed in explosions in the Stade de France in the sector and 15 died at the Bataclan.

The match was halted at 11pm, with the fans blocked inside the stadium and are grouped on the ground.  According to AFP journalists on the spot, several thousand spectators took refuge on the pitch, and the journalists’ access to the mixed zone (instead of interviews with the players) and the press conference room of the coaches was impossible.

A fourth shooting is at Les Halles

Several people on the spot, a shooting is underway at Les Halles, according to Europe 1.

A hostage situation is  underway at the Bataclan: at least two people entered the room during a rock concert when they opened fire on the crowd. The attackers were extremely calm, they were not masked, armed with assault rifles they took the time and reloaded several times, according to a radio journalist.

There would be at least 40 dead, according to a government source.

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