UPDATE: ‘At least 140 DEAD’ and 100 hostages taken in TERROR ATTACKS across Paris

French security moves people in the area of Rue Bichat [AFP/Getty Images]

AT LEAST 140 people are reported to have been killed and many more injured during a series of horrifying terror attacks across Paris.

Those dead include 120 people who had been held hostage in the Bataclan theatre in the French capital.

They were slaughtered inside the building before police shot dead two gunmen.

The two attackers were killed in a police operation to rescue the hostages at the Bataclan theatre, according to French media. 

Earlier around 40 people were killed in a Kalashkinov shooting inside a restaurant in the 10th arrondissement of the capital and in suicide bombs elsewhere in the city.

It is understood to be the deadliest night of violence in paris since the Second World War.

The Foreign Office is yet to learn whether any British nationals were caught up in the attacks, a spokesman told Express.co.uk.

President Francois Hollande described the events as “terror attacks on an unprecedented level”.

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The gunman opened fire on the restaurant

According to BFMTV, one of the gunmen shouted “It’s for Syria”, inside the Bataclan theatre, but there has been no official comment on the motive.

According to an eyewitness, the gunmen shouted “Allah Akbar” before opening fire inside the theatre.

The band Eagles of Death Metal – a collaboration between Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age –  were performing a sold-out concert at the theatre.

The bandmates – who include Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age – were among those who were being held hostages but reports suggest they are now safe.

An unverified Facebook post wrote of the terrorists siege: “There are still survivors inside the Bataclan. They’re killing everyone one-by-one.”

Paris Map

Map of where the attacks have taken place

Gunmen reportedly shouted “It’s for Syria” and “Allah Akbar” inside the venue, but there has been no official comment on the motive. 

The rock band Eagles of Death Metal were performing a sold-out concert at the theatre with the 120 were slaughtered.

The bandmates – who include Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age – were among those who were being held hostages but reports suggest they are now safe.

An unverified Facebook post wrote of the terrorists siege: “There are still survivors inside the Bataclan. They’re killing everyone one-by-one.”

Paris

AT LEAST 140 people are reported to have been killed and many more injured during a series of horrifying terror attacks across Paris.

Read more here: www.express.co.uk

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