1 American Among 129 Killed in Paris Terror Attacks

One American was among the 129 people killed in the Paris terror attacks, officials said Saturday.

Paris prosecutor Francois Molinssaid said 89 people were killed in the attack on Bataclan concert hall alone and 352 others were wounded in the attacks — 99 in critical condition.

French President Francois Hollande vowed a "merciless" response to the deadliest attacks on the country's soil since World War II as ISIS claimed responsibility Saturday for a coordinated assault on Paris, NBC News reported.
President Barack Obama met with his security council before departing for the G20 Summit in Turkey. U.S. authorities have no reason to contradict the assessment that IS carried out deadly Paris attacks, the White House released in a statement.
There is no credible threat to the United States and the president will continue to work with French authorities to investigate the deadly Paris attacks, according to the White House. 

A state of emergency was declared and France deployed 1,500 troops after a near-simultaneous series of explosions and shootings brought the city to a horrified standstill overnight. 

French police were hunting possible accomplices of eight assailants, who attacked concert-goers, cafe diners and soccer fans in at least six locations in the French capital. Authorities said that seven attackers blew themselves up, while the eighth was killed by police.

The jihadist group officially claimed responsibility for the attacks in a statement released online Saturday in Arabic and French. 

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