Hollande accuses Islamic State of ‘act of war,’ declares national emergency, as 127 killed in Paris terror bloodbath

France in state of emergency after Friday

night terror bloodbath

PREAMBLE: At least 127 people were killed in Paris on Friday night, with 180 people injured, 80 of them seriously, police sources said Saturday after a series of coordinated shootings and bombings that were the bloodiest attacks in Europe since the Madrid train bombings in 2004.

The death toll does not include at least eight terrorists killed during the attacks. All of the known attackers were wearing explosives belts.

France was in a nationwide state of emergency Saturday after a night of horror in Paris when gunmen sprayed restaurants with bullets, massacred scores of concert-goers and launched suicide attacks near the national stadium.

Armed with AK47s and shouting “Allahu akbar”, four of the terrorists marched into a rock concert at the Bataclan venue in eastern Paris, murdering at least 82 people and taking dozens hostage.

“They didn’t stop firing. There was blood everywhere, corpses everywhere. Everyone was trying to flee,” said Pierre Janaszak, a radio presenter who was at the concert by US rock band Eagles of Death Metal.

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