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[11/13/15] At Least 129 Dead In Multiple Attacks In Paris

(Huffington Post) -- At least 129 people were killed in a series of attacks in Paris; 352 were injured. Attackers held dozens of hostages in a concert hall. Police raided the theater, and all the attackers there are dead. French President Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency and said the country would tighten border controls as it searches for accomplices.

As many as eight attackers were killed, seven of them in suicide bombings, the Paris prosecutor's office told reporters.

At least 129 people were killed in attacks, Paris Public Prosecutor Francois Molins said, in at least seven locations.

The Associated Press reported attackers threw explosives at people they trapped in the theater. All the assailants were reported dead after police raided the building. Some blew themselves up with suicide belts as police approached, according to the AP.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks Saturday.