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Paris, Again

More on the terrible events in Paris, which (although I should emphasize that very little is known so far) are inevitably conjuring up memories of the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

CNN:

Paris police tell CNN there were three attacks. Attackers reportedly used AK-47 automatic weapons. There were one or two explosions at the Stade de France.

[Original story, published 4:48 p.m. ET]

At least 18 people were killed in shootings in central Paris late Friday, CNN affiliate BFMTV reported.

The network reported there was a hostage situation at one of the three sites where shootings took place. BFMTV said the ongoing hostage situation was at a theater named Bataclan.

There was a lockdown at the Stade de France due to possible explosions, according to French media. President Francois Hollande was at the stadium, watching France playing world champions Germany in a friendly soccer match, but he left to go to the Interior Ministry.

Police were outside the scene of one of the shootings, a restaurant in the 10th District….

The Guardian:

The death toll has risen to at least 26 people, according to the Press Association. French media reports put the number as high as 30.

According to the Associated Press, a police official said 11 people were killed in a Paris restaurant in the 10th arrondissement, and about 35 killed in the Bataclan theatre, where a hostage-taking is under way. Police said 100 hostages were being held.

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