129 People Killed in Paris Terrorist Attack

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PARIS, France – Three teams of extremists carried out the coordinated gun-and-suicide bombing attacks across Paris that left 129 people dead and 352 injured, a French prosecutor said Saturday.

Ninety-nine of the injured are in critical condition.  The Islamic Group has claimed responsibility for the gun and bomb rampage that also targeted restaurants and a soccer stadium.

French President Francois Hollande has vowed that France will wage “merciless” war on the Islamic State group.  Many of Paris’s top tourist attractions closed down Saturday, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and the Disneyland theme park east of the capital.

Some 3,000 troops were deployed to help restore order and reassure the people who live there.  The Eiffel Tower will remain dark tonight in a display of mourning following the deadly terror attacks. The 116-year-old monument normally is lit every hour on the hour during the evening.

Authorities in Brussls, Belgium made several arrests today linked to the deadly attacks in Paris.  Those arrests come after a rental car with Belgian license plates was found close to the Bataclan theater where 89 people died.





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