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Paris Attacks: worst bloodshed in France since WWII

The coordinated attacks in France late Friday hit a concert hall, a major stadium, restaurants and bars.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) GU DUNYU, CNC correspondent
“The street that I’ m standing on may well have been a line separating life from death last night. Those two restaurants right across the street were showered in gunfire. Over a dozen people were killed and several seriously injured. So far, French police haven’ t revealed exactly what happened, but these bullet marks just show how fierce the gunfire was.”

The string of attacks in and around Paris left nearly 130 people dead and hundreds more injured.

SOUNDBITE (FRENCH) FRANCOIS MOLINS, Paris chief prosecutor
“Witnesses say victims were shot by an individual in a black car, with a Kalashnikov. About 15 people were killed.”

SOUNDBITE (FRENCH) PARIS CITIZEN
“Last night I was looking out from my window. Dead bodies were everywhere on the ground. People were screaming as they ran away. That’ s unbelievable.”

The assaults were the worst bloodshed in France since the end of World War Two.

Police have sealed off the areas to look for more evidence, and temporarily imposed border controls.

French police say they have identified three teams of gunmen who launched the attacks.

A 29-year-old Frenchman was the first to be identified among the seven attackers, all of whom died in the assaults, while at least one man under investigation had registered as a Syrian refugee in Greece.

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