At least 40 people have been killed and around 100 others are being held hostage following a series of coordinated attacks in Paris on Friday night.
Police say there have been multiple shootings and several explosions across the French capital.
One of the shootings took place at the Bataclan theatre in the 11th arrondissement, where police say around 100 people are still being held hostage.
Witnesses at the theatre have reported seeing two armed men enter the building and open fire.
French President Francois Hollande has declared a state of emergency in response to the attacks and ordered the country’s borders be closed.
In a televised address, he said the nation would stand firm and united against the attackers.
“It’s a horror,” Mr Hollande said, adding that the military is being deployed around the capital.
The residents of Paris have been asked to stay home.
In the 10th arrondissement – not far from the offices of magazine publisher Charlie Hebdo – police say 11 people were killed near a restaurant.
Witnesses have described seeing bodies lying in the streets. According to local media reports, the gunmen have not been caught.
There are separate reports that a third shooting has taken place at the Central Les Halles shopping mall.
Elsewhere in the capital, several explosions were heard near the Stade de France, where the national football team was playing Germany.
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