Paris terror attacks: death toll rises to 129, IS claims responsibility, arrests in Belgium


At least 129 people died in the series of terrorist attacks in and around Paris on Friday evening, for which a statement purportedly from the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility. Late on Saturday the Paris public prosecutor said 352 people were known to have been wounded, of whom 99 were in a serious condition. He added that police believe the terrorists were divided into three teams. Three men were arrested Saturday in Belgium in connection with the attacks. President François Hollande has ordered three days of national mourning. Mediapart reports on the precise chronology of the Friday attacks and the latest information to emerge on Saturday.

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At least 129 victims died in the terrorist attacks carried out on Friday evening within 25 minutes of each other at sites in central Paris and  close to the Stade de France stadium.