Breaking State of emergency enforced and borders closed in France. We bring you all of the developments, as we get them
António Rolo Duarte
As events appear to have slightly settled on the ground in France, our live reportage is coming to a close tonight.
Here is what we know so far:
At least 111 people have died across France tonight and many more have been injured after a series of six attacks took place across Paris tonight. These attacks happened at restaurants, a shopping centre, the Bataclan concert hall and the Stade de France. It is at this point unclear who was behind the attacks.
French President François Hollande has declared a state of emergency in the entire country and closed the country's borders.
The military have been deployed and citizens are asked to stay inside.
World leaders have expressed their condolences to the French people and many offered to help however they can. British Prime Minister David Cameron said: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the French people. We will do whatever we can to help."
Students from the University of Manchester as well as members of the community solidary with the victims are expected to gather at Piccadily Gardens this Sunday. Speaking to The Manchester Magazine, Vice-President of the University of Manchester Francophone Society, Dorine Parravano said: "Facing terror, we have to stand united and proud of our values to defend our Nation, mobilise our forces and triumph from those terror attacks."
French President François Hollande has cancelled his upcoming visit to Turkey for the G20 summit.
French police believe there are still a number of gunmen on the loose, the AFP is reporting, even though three attackers were killed at the Balaclan concert hall almost an hour ago and one attacker had blown himself up at the Stade de France.
French students at the University of Manchester and those we wish to show solidarity with tonight's events will be gathering in Piccadily Gardens this Sunday November 15, 6pm. The event is being promoted through social media.
French President François Holland and Minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve are heading for the Bataclan concert hall right now.
1500 troops mobilized in France and people are being asked to stay inside, but the situation seems to have calmed down for the moment.
If you are in France tonight, this is the emergency numbers you should call if needed:
And these are the numbers to call if you have any lead for the police:
The police operation has ended at the Bataclan concert hall. 100 people dead. Three attackers killed.
It appears that there were coordinated attacks at six locations in France tonight.
Speaking to The Manchester Magazine, Vice-President of the University of Manchester Francophone Society, Dorine Parravano said:
"I was frightened to learn tonight that Paris was once again victim of a terrorist attack. Except that this attack is unprecedented on the number of victims and the methods used.
"I knew my family was out in Paris tonight and hearing about the attacks on so many different parts of the capital was horrifying as I could not reach them for a while.
"Facing terror, we have to stand united and proud of our values to defend our Nation, mobilise our forces and triumph from those terror attacks."
100 deaths at the Bataclan concert hall.
French special forces have now concluded the intervention at the Bataclan concert hall. The total number of deaths is so far not known.
AlJazeera is reporting that two attackers have been killed and that French police at the site appear to be slightly more relaxed.
It appears that there were a total of four attack sites across Paris tonight.
United States President Barack Obama:
"This is an attack not just on Paris. It's an attack not just on the people of France. But this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values we share.
"We're going to do whatever it takes to work with the French people and with nations around the world to bring these terrorists to justice.
"This is a heart-breaking situation, and obviously those of us here in the United States know what it's like. We've gone through these kinds of episodes ourselves, and whenever these kinds of attacks happen, we've always been able to count on the French people to stand with us."
French television channels have been asked not to broadcast images of the police assault on the Bataclan concert hall.
Special forces have entered the Bataclan concert hall, where 100 people are being held hostage.
There have been four explosions inside the concert hall itself, according to Le Figaro.
Metro line 3, 5, 8, 9 and 11 are stopped until further notice.
The explosions at the Stade de France is the very first suicide bombing ever in the history of France.
Every school and university to be closed tomorrow.
200 sentinel soldiers deployed in Paris.
A rough translation of what French President François Hollande has just said:
"Terrorist attacks of an unprecedented scale are happening. There were several dozens of deaths, there are many injured, it is a horror. We, after my decision, have mobilized all forces possible to neutralize the terrorists and secure the places concerned. I have also requested military reinforcements. I also called the council of ministers.
"Two decisions have been made. First, a state of emergency will be enforced over the entire territory. The second decison that I took, is the closure of borders, so that those who committed these crimes can be caught.
"We know where these attacks come from. We need to show compassion and solidarity but we also need to show unity. Facing terror, France must be tall, it must be strong. We need to call everyone to responsibility. What terrorists want is to scare us, make us dread. But there it is, facing the dread, a nation that knows how to defend itself. We haven't finished the operations. At this moment, security forces are fighting in Paris."
A number of explosions and shootings have taken place in multiple locations across Paris, France. The Department of Homeland Security of the United States has said that this was a likely a coordinated, well-planned attack.
The latest numbers are of 45 dead and several injured. Aproximately 100 people are being held hostage at the Bataclan concert hall in the 11th arrondissement, after bomb explosions close to the State de France and a shooting at a Cambodian restaurant.
French President François Hollande was at the State de France when the explosions happened. He is currently in a crisis room with the country's prime minister and minister of defense.
British PM David Cameron: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the French people. We will do whatever we can to help."
This is a developing story and we will bring you more updates as we know them.