The death toll continues to rise in Paris this evening after the City of Lights was hit by a series of attacks on Friday night.

According to French journalist Laura Haim, two suicide bombers detonated explosive devices outside of the Stade de France (the national stadium) during a soccer match between France and Germany. The explosions were so loud you could hear them inside the enclosed arena.

Gunmen also reportedly attacked patrons at a restaurant and nightclub in Central Paris, leaving scores dead.

Several others have also been taken hostage.

Fabien Baron, a witness, told Reuters he saw dead victims on the ground outside of a cafe.

“I was on my way to my sister’s when I heard shots being fired,” I know they were dead because they were being wrapped up in plastic bags.”

French President Francois Hollande was at the soccer match during the attacks, and has been whisked away to safety to an emergency meeting.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said he was “shocked by events in Paris.”

President Obama gave a brief statement to the press, calling the assault “an attack on all of humanity and the universal values we all share.” The president also said America is “prepared and ready to provide whatever assistance” is necessary to France.

French President Hollande declared a state of emergency across France, and closed the country’s borders.

The situation is developing.

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  • Chazz A

    According to the Guardian, 129 people are dead and 352 are wounded.
    The terrorists that committed this heinous act do not represent Islam. They have hi-jacked and demonized Islam as a cover for the sole purpose of causing death and mayhem, just as the american terrorist group the klan has done with Christianity. We are living in a world of racism, violence and destruction, by way of wars for profit. The senseless slaughter of innocent people should not be tolerated anywhere on earth, regardless of ethnicity.

  • Zorino

    Crazy world we’re living in. My homie lost his friend in that bombing.