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Paris attacks leaves 60 dead, hundreds held hostage

At least 6 shootings and 3 explosions have resulted in the death of at least 60 people in attacks in and around Paris, French police have said.Police said a gunman opened fired with a Kalashnikov at a Cambodian restaurant late on Friday, killing 11 people.
Another fifteen people were killed and at least 60 were taken hostage at the nearby Bataclan concert hall. Special forces were surrounding the venue in eastern Paris, where Eagles of Death Metal, an American band from Los Angeles, were playing at the nightclub.

According to Al Jazeera news site, Police evacuated people from all bars and restaurants in the area of the 10th and 11th arrondissement, a popular part of Paris with young people and tourists.
Officials also said there have been two explosions near the Stade de France stadium where a France-Germany friendly football match was taking place.

It was unclear if the events were linked.

French President Francois Hollande, who was at the Stade de France, and his interior minister rushed to the ministry to deal with the unfolding situation, an official said.

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