France Declares State of Emergency, Closes Borders Amid Paris 'Nightmare'
22:49 GMT 13.11.2015 (Updated: 08:23 GMT 15.11.2015)
© AFP 2023 / JACQUES DEMARTHONForensic police search for evidences outside the La Belle Equipe cafe, rue de Charonne, at the site of an attack on November 14, 2015 in Paris, after a series of gun attacks occurred across the city. More than 100 people were killed in a mass hostage-taking at a Paris concert hall and many more were feared dead in a series of bombings and shootings, as France declared a national state of emergency
© AFP 2023 / JACQUES DEMARTHON
The French capital was rocked Friday night by a series of coordinated terrorist attacks perpetrated by suicide bombers and gunmen armed with Kalashnikov automatic rifles; French President Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency and closed the country's borders as the death toll continued to rise.