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French President calls Paris attacks 'act of war'

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2015 | 11:20 PM
According to the French President Francois Hollande, the attacks appeared to have been organised and planned outside France and targeted bars, restaurants, a concert and a high-profile football match.

French President Francois Hollande has described the terrorist attacks in Paris last night as an act of war and accused the Islamic State militant group of organising the near-simultaneous strikes.

At least 128 persons have been confirmed dead and 300 injured in the attacks believed to have been carried out by eight gunmen and suicide bombers.

According to the French President, the attacks appeared to have been organised and planned outside France and targeted bars, restaurants, a concert and a high-profile football match.

He has declared three days of national mourning and raised France’s security threat level to its highest point.

A nationwide state of emergency has also been imposed.