Paris police tell CNN there were three attacks. Attackers reportedly used AK-47 automatic weapons. There were one or two explosions at the Stade de France.
Below are updated reports from our partners at Reuters, but latest report from AP says 100 hostages and 35 dead. You can watch live tweet feed with video and images on Reuters here.
At least 30 people were killed in attacks in Paris and a hostage situation was under way at a concert hall in the French capital, French media reported on Friday.
Several explosions were heard near a stadium where a friendly France-Germany soccer match was being held, attended by President Francois Hollande.
Police helicopters circled the stadium north of Paris as Hollande rushed back to the interior ministry to deal with the situation.
Police confirmed there had been shootings and explosions at the stadium, but not the number of casualties.
Witnesses said police closed down a neighborhood in central Paris where media said gunmen had fired in a restaurant, causing multiple casualties.
“I was on my way to my sister’s when I heard shots being fired. Then I saw three people dead on the ground, I know they were dead because they were being wrapped up in plastic bags,” student Fabien Baron told Reuters.
(Reporting by Paris Newsroom; Editing by James Dalgleish)
Around 60 people inside Paris concert hall where shots heard: BBC People are being held hostage at the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris after several shots were fired, French news channel BFM TV reported on Friday, and a BBC editor tweeted that about 60 people were inside.
Shooting at the Bataclan began one hour into the concert of a California rock group called Eagles of Death Metal, BFM TV said, adding that one or two people came in and began shooting in the air.
At least 18 people were killed in shootouts in central Paris and explosions were heard near a stadium where a soccer match between France and Germany was underway, BFM TV and other French media reported on Friday.
France 24 television said that president Francois Hollande had been at the Stade de France and was taken out of the area.
Hollande and his interior minister rushed were rushing from the soccer match to the ministry to deal with the unfolding situation, an official said.
One witness said he hear gunshots as he was walking on a street in the 10th district of Paris close to Place de La Rqpublique. When he arrived outside a restaurant he saw bodies on the ground.
“I saw three bodies being put into body bags,” said Fabien Baron, a student.