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BREAKING: Attack in Paris: At Least 150 Dead, 200 Wounded; Coordinated Shootings, Bombings Citywide (UPDATED)

10:57 p.m.The attacks in Paris have ended, but police continue to search for possible accomplices, the BBC reports:

10:28 p.m.In addition to approximately 150 dead, police are now reporting 200 wounded in Paris:

10:03 p.m.Tomorrow’s headlines, across France:

(h/t Philip Bromwell)

9:57 p.m.Paris police say they believe all seven attackers have been killed.

9:25 p.m.1 World Trade Center tonight, in New York City:

9:24 p.m.French authorities have confirmed a death toll of 153 so far. CNN’s Jake Tapper has a breakdown of the deaths by location.

8:51 p.m.Paris has announced the closure of all city amenities tomorrow: “schools, museums, libraries, gyms, swimming pools, and food markets.”

And CNN reports a death toll — so far — of 153:

8:24 p.m.French news source reporting: “Four police officers killed during ‘very difficult’ assault on the Bataclan.”

8:20 p.m.: French president Francois Hollande spoke moments ago at the Bataclan concert hall, site of more than 100 deaths, according to local authorities:

7:57 p.m.: Tomorrow’s Le Figaro: “War in the middle of Paris”

7:52 p.m.:

7:51 p.m.Death toll at 158, according to Paris deputy mayor, via CNN:

7:47 p.m.: The death toll at the Bataclan, via a Paris City Hall official:

And via CNN:

7:40 p.m.: Via police official, 100 dead inside the Bataclan concert hall following police raid, end of hostage situation:

7:33 p.m.: France24 reporting that, according to witnesses, gunmen inside the Bataclan concert hall shouted “Allahu Akbar” before opening fire on hostages. The gunmen reportedly threw grenades as police launched an assault to free at least 60 hostages.

7:31 p.m.: From an Italian reporter in Paris:

7:18 p.m.Unconfirmed reports of 100 dead at the Bataclan concert hall following police raid, end of hostage situation:

7:12 p.m.: An official statement from Secretary of State John Kerry: 

7:09 p.m.: On CNN, a witness from the Bataclan concert hall describes the scene: 

5:15 p.m.: Via MyFox8:

Several people were killed and seven others injured in a shooting in central Paris late Friday, according to BFMTV.

At least 26 people are dead in the attacks, Fox News reports.

Sixty people are being held hostage in the Paris Bataclan concert hall, according to Fox News. . . .

Lylia Melkonian, a reporter for France 2, told CNN there were three different sites where people were shot. CNN could not immediately confirm the number of places where shots were fired.

Police officials told the Associated Press there was an explosion in a bar near a Paris stadium.

One of the police officials told the Associated Press there was a separate explosion near the Stade de France north of Paris. It was unclear if the events were linked.

The hostage situation is ongoing. We’ll update the Corner as more information becomes available.

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