French President Hollande says he will close the nation’s borders to combat the spread of terror attacks in the country.
The border closing is part of the emergency procedures Hollande has activated.
Hollande’s announcement is historic in a country known for its relatively open borders in modern times.
Hollande was on hand during a bombing at the soccer stadium that was one of the targets in today’s terrorist attack…
President Obama called the attacks “outrageous.” Not exactly strong language, though he did call them terrorist attacks at least.
CI wrote earlier:
Reports say at least 60 are dead in Paris as a coordinated terror attack is underway at four locations.
Gunfire rang out at two different restaurants, explosions ripped through the French soccer stadium during the France vs Germany match, and a hostage situation is ongoing at a separate site, a movie theater/concert hall.
The soccer stadium is on lock down and the French President was not killed though he has been evacuated. Some have said the assailants may have been suicide bombers.
60-100 hostages are being held in the theater.
ISIS and other Arabic entities have already taken to Twitter to praise an attack that has all the elements of an Islamic terrorist operation.
CNN reports witnesses heard the assailants yelling “Allah Akbar” during the attacks. One also allegedly yelled “this is for Syria.”
According to Fox News:
“At least 26 people were killed in multiple Paris terror attacks Friday, the Associated Press reported.
At the same time, up to 60 hostages were reported taken at Paris Bataclan concert hall.
The attacks involved a shootout in a Paris restaurant in the 10th arrondisement and an explosion in a bar near a Paris stadium. Simultaneous attacks are a trademark of terrorist operations.
The BBC said 60 hostages were taken at the concert hall where the American rock band Eagles of Death Metal was playing.”