• Six attack sites, including concert hall where 112 hostages killed
• Eight militants killed, seven by suicide belts
• Concert survivor: Gunmen 'were shooting us like we were birds'
• Explosions outside Stade de France during international football match
• State of emergency declared by France President Francois Hollande
• Military deployed around Paris after unprecedented attacks
• Hollande says he will close borders
• At least one Australian injured
• John Key speaks of fears for daughter Stephie
• Listen live to Newstalk ZB's rolling coverage of the Paris attacks here
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8.10pm: The Vatican has condemned "in the most radical way" the terror attacks in Paris.
The Rev. Federico Lombardi said in a statement that the violence was "an attack on peace for all humanity."
He said it requires "a decisive, supportive response on the part of all of us as we counter the spread of homicidal hatred in all of its forms."
Lombardi said the Vatican was praying for the victims and the wounded, "and for all the French people."
7.56pm: #prayforparis has been tweeted 5,000,000 times.
7.51pm: Emma Ogilvie, a Kiwi woman living in Paris told ONE News she and a friend were thinking about going to Le Petit Cambodge when she got a message about the attack.
She described hearing ambulances and seeing people running in the streets.
"We were quite freaked out and started to rush back home pretty quickly. I walked back home, all along the way people were saying hurry up, get back inside so it's pretty freaky," she said in a skype interview.
Ms Ogilvie said a friend of a friend was at the restaurant and had hid under a table.
"There were just pieces of people everywhere and a child on the floor so it's just quite shocking and um I'm just hoping that as many people are as safe as possible that were there."
7.48pm: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has just increased its travel advisory risk level for Paris and the Ile de France area.
Tonight it advised New Zealanders against all tourist and other non-essential travel to this area until the current situation stabilised.
Those intending travel were advised to contact their airline or travel agent directly to check whether their travel plans had been affected.




7.45pm: A New Zealander in Paris has described the moment she realised something was horribly wrong - when people began running past her with a sheer look of terror.
Ruby Black, 24, told Radio New Zealand she was at the Gare du Nord train station when she noticed people looking at their phones - before sprinting for their lives.
"I've never been in a sitation before where you actually see people running for their lives - people not even noticing you when they run past because of the terror on their face,'' she told the station.
"People were running up the escalators that were going down.''
Ms Black's mother, Paris-based artist Tracey Tawhiao, told Maori TV her daughter said a man approached her on the train and warned her not to get on the metro as there were explosives nearby.
"She told me to meet her across the road. As soon as we found each other, we hugged, kissed and ran away.''
7.43pm: A 19-year-old woman from Hobart, Australia is believed to have been shot in Paris.
7.34pm: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has extended Australia's deep sympathies to the people of France and says the thoughts and prayers of the nation are with them.
"In France and Australia, all around the world, we stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of France and with all free peoples in the battle against terrorism," he said on Saturday.
The sails of the Sydney Opera House will be lit red, white and blue in a show of solidarity following the terror attacks that have left as many as 120 people dead and scores injured.
7.32pm: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has canceled trips to France and Italy after terror attacks in Paris that killed over 120 people.
The state-run IRNA news agency quoted Rouhani as saying Saturday that Iran "itself has been a victim of the scourge of terrorism" and the fight against terrorism must go on. It did not elaborate why he canceled the visit, but authorities said the trip would be rescheduled.
7.26pm: Labour Party leader Andrew Little has expressed his concerns following the terrorist attacks in the French capital.
"It's obviously a tragic situation for the families involved and a real worry, in security terms, that something like this could happen."
Mr Little acknowledged the attacks came as locals were still recovering from the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, in which 12 journalists were killed in January.
He said many people in the region would be wanting to know that security had been bumped up.
"Of all the cities you'd expect to be on alert, after the events at Charlie Hebdo, you'd think that they'd have the means to prevent something like this.
"But that hasn't happened and so it raises issues about what is needed to keep the public secure,'' he said.
"People will be wanting to know that the French authorities can provide proper security for people.''
7.23pm: The Los Angeles Times is reporting one person working with the Eagle of Death Metal band was killed, according to people with knowledge of the situation, and another was shot.
7.11pm: Friends and relatives are using social media to search for loved ones feared to have been at the sites of the Paris attacks.
"We are looking for Marie, who was at the Bataclan, we have no news from her. If you see her, please contact me #Bataclan", reads one tweet from @Photographys, posted with a photo.
"If you have news of Christophe aka @MokeComputer he was at Bataclan tonight and we need to hear from him," tweets a user named @Lorelei-Jade.
6.58pm: The Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop has confirmed at least one Australian has been injured in the Paris attacks.



Elite police officers arrive outside the Bataclan theater in Paris. Photo / AP
Elite police officers arrive outside the Bataclan theater in Paris. Photo / AP

6.48pm: New Zealand's Islamic leaders have condemned the "cowardly and shocking" terrorist attacks in Paris.
New Zealand Muslim Association president, Hazim Arafeh, says: "We 100 per cent condemn any terrorist act regardless of where they are. Regardless of who is behind this, we condemn the loss of life and attacks on peaceful civilians.
"I'd just like to express how deeply shocked and stunned I am to what I've heard. I'm just following the news like everyone else."
Likewise, Asif Koya, president of the International Muslim Association of New Zealand, also slammed the tragic news - fearing widespread and indiscriminate recoil on the Islamic community.



A French policeman assists a blood-covered victim near the Bataclan concert hall. Photo / Reuters
A French policeman assists a blood-covered victim near the Bataclan concert hall. Photo / Reuters

6.41pm: A mandatory curfew was instituted in Paris overnight, the first since 1944, according to the Associated Press.
6.38pm: People around the world have taken to social media to show their solidarity with "Peace for Paris".
6.34pm: Auckland Council and Mayor Len Brown have expressed their sympathy for the people of Paris after today's terror attacks.
In a statement this evening on behalf of the city the mayor and councillors offered its sympathy and support to Parisians.
"They Mayor and Auckland Council, on behalf of the people of Auckland, expresses its sympathy for the people of Paris following the events of the last 24 hours," it read.

6.20pm: Across the Persian Gulf, countries are condemning the mass terror attack.
In the United Arab Emirates, the state-run WAM news agency said that Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan sent a telegram to French President Francois Hollande offering his condolences and pledging support for France.
WAM said Al Nahyan also supported doing "what it takes to face terrorism and eliminate it."In tiny Kuwait, emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah said in a statement that he offered his condolences, while stressing that "these criminal acts of terrorism ... run counter to all teachings of holy faith and humanitarian values."
In Saudi Arabia, the state-run Saudi Press Agency quoted a Foreign Ministry official denouncing the attack.
6.08pm: The Auckland Museum will join the Sky Tower in turning red, white and blue tonight to show their solidarity with France.
6.05pm: President Barack Obama has spoken by phone to French President Francois Hollande to offer the condolences of the American people for the attacks in Paris.
The White House says in a statement that Obama has reiterated the United States' steadfast, unwavering support for the people of France, calling the nation America's oldest ally and friend. Obama also has reaffirmed the offer of any necessary support to the French investigation.
The White House says the two leaders have pledged to work together, and with nations around the world, to defeat the scourge of terrorism.
5.45pm: The Green Party has sent a message of sympathy to the families of those caught up in today's attacks.
Co-leader James Shaw said: "Our condolences go out to the families and friends of thos who have been killed and have been injured. We are deeply shocked by these events. We hope for peace and order to be restored in France as soon as possible.''
5.40pm: Key has described the attacks as "a coordinated series of terrorist attacks taking place in multiple locations" and an illustration of why terror had to be resisted.
"It is particularly vicious in nature. If you think about the reports we see coming from the concert hall, it is utterly brutal terrorism which has clearly been undertaken in a way to terrify people.
"It is both troubling and disturbing and I think shows people why we have to stand up to these terrorists because they know absolutely no bounds when it comes to humanity."
Key said he still intended to attend the COP 21 climate change conference in Paris in December. "I think you'd imagine the French authorities would want to continue to hold COP21."



John Key watching the live new update from the Darwin airport. Photo / Audrey Young
John Key watching the live new update from the Darwin airport. Photo / Audrey Young

5.35pm: Air New Zealand has confirmed flights in and out of France may be interrupted due to heightened security measures in Paris.
Flexibility will be permitted on all fare types for Air New Zealand passengers scheduled to travel to and from all French airports until Friday, November 27, if they are ticketed for travel prior to and including Wednesday.
Various options are available for passengers to defer or bring travel forward, or change their destinations, the company posted on Twitter.
5.32pm: Former Prime Minister Helen Clark has tweeted her sympathy for Paris.
5.27pm: Reports are emerging Germany's football team were evacuated from their hotel owing to a bomb scare hours before the Paris attacks broke out.
5.25pm: Those who survived the attack on the concert venue physically unscathed have been bused to a special crisis center for psychological support.
Some walked in dazed, their shoulders draped with emergency blankets.
Dozens of emergency workers and Red Cross workers in orange vests gathered in front of the building, the headquarters of Paris' 11th arrondissement, or district. A few police officers in bullet-proof vests stood nearby.
After meeting with counselors, some survivors were put in taxis to head home.
5.18pm: President Francois Hollande says France will be "merciless" against those behind the deadliest attacks in the country in decades.
Visiting a popular music venue where more than 100 people were killed in eastern Paris, Hollande called the attacks "abomination" and "barbarism."
He called on the French to remain united.
"We will lead the fight. We will be merciless."
He praised all the emergency workers offering to help throughout the long, emotional night.
It is unclear how many attackers were involved in the seven attacks, or whether any are still at large. No one has claimed responsibility.
5.17pm: Auckland's Sky Tower will tonight be lit by the colours of the French flag to show solidarity with Paris in the wake of today's terrorist attacks.
It will join a host of iconic buildings around the world to be illuminated in blue, white and red.
The spire of New York's One World Trade Centre was also lit in the tricolore today, as was Wembley Stadium in England and the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Sydney Opera House is also expected to follow suit this evening.
5.15pm: Key says the travel advisory hasn't been changed at this stage but they will keep monitoring that as more information comes through.
"It is not impossible that a travel advisory would change but at this point it hasn't.
"My advice to people would be to consider carefully whether they need to go immediately just simply because it is going to be chaos in Paris for a number of days."
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1.15pm: French emergency services have reportedly set up a temporary hospital ward inside a circus.
1.00pm: Two Paris police officials say security forces have ended their assault on a concert hall filled with hostages, killing at least two attackers. Neither official could be named, citing ongoing operations throughout the city.
One official described "carnage" inside the building, saying the attackers had tossed explosives at the hostages. Both officials said they expected the toll of victims to rise.
12.58pm: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed solidarity with France after a wave of deadly attacks in Paris left at least 39 people dead on Friday.
"I am shocked and saddened that so many people have been killed and injured in violent attacks in Paris," Trudeau said, offering his condolences.
"Canada stands with France at this dark time and offers all possible assistance."
12.51pm: Taxis are turning off their meters to help move people around Paris with the Metro shut down.
12.47pm: World leaders have expressed shock at the violence in Paris.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is "deeply shaken by the news and pictures that are reaching us from Paris."
The German leader issued a statement saying her thoughts were with the victims "of the apparent terrorist attack."
The Secretary-General of the NATO alliance says he is "deeply shocked by horrific Paris attacks."
Jens Stoltenberg said in a Twitter message that "We stand together with the people of #France. Terrorism will never defeat democracy."
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is condemning "the despicable terrorist attacks" in Paris and is demanding the immediate release of numerous hostages being held in the Bataclan theater.



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12.46pm: Three police officials confirm that security forces have launched an assault on the Paris concert hall where hostages have been taken.
None of the officials could be named when discussing the ongoing operation, which several officials said involved dozens of hostages.
The Paris police prefecture told resident to remain home and avoid going out unless absolutely necessary.
12.37pm: Parisians are opening their doors to people stranded in Paris due to the attacks using social media and the hashtag #PorteOuverte.
12.30pm: Automatic gunfire and blasts have rung out from the area of a Paris music hall where police say people are being held hostage.
Scores of police are surrounding the Bataclan concert hall, and sirens are wailing throughout the neighborhood.
The gunfire began soon after French President Francois Hollande said security forces were launching an assault on one of several sites targetes.
12.10pm: A police union official says there were two suicide attacks and a bombing near the national stadium where France and Germany were playing a friendly match.
The official, Gregory Goupil of the Alliance Police Nationale, whose region includes the area of the stadium, said there were at least three dead in the attacks near the stadium, near two of the entrances and a McDonalds restaurant.He said the explosions went off simultaneously.
He did not provide more details.
12.00pm: Although no one has claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks, some terrorism experts say the Islamic State group is likely responsible.
Brian Michael Jenkins, a terrorism expert and senior adviser to the president of RAND Corp., said the extremist group is clearly the name at the top of everyone's list."
He said this was because the tactic used - "multiple attackers in coordinated attacks at multiple locations" - echoed recommendations published in extremist group's online magazine,
James Woolsey, a former director of the CIA in 1993-195 and now chancellor at the Institute of World Politics, also told the BBC he suspected the Islamic State because the coordinated nature of the attacks required government-style planning.



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11.50am: President Barack Obama is calling the attacks on Paris "outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians" and is vowing to do whatever it takes to help bring the perpetrators to justice.Speaking to reporters at the White House, Obama said he would not speculate about who was responsible.He called the attacks a "heartbreaking situation" and an "attack on all of humanity."
Obama was briefed on the attacks Friday by his counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco.The attacks come as the president is preparing for two trips abroad.
He's slated to leave Saturday for a nine-day trip to Turkey, the Philippines and Malaysia. He due to travel to Paris for climate change talks at the end of the month.
Earlier:
Paris has been gripped by terror after three attacks in the heart of the city left at least 60 dead tonight, while there are reports of a fourth.
French President Francois Hollande says he is closing the country's borders and declaring a state of emergency after several dozen people were killed in a series of unprecedented terrorist attacks.
Hollande, in a televised address to his nation, said the nation would stand firm and united against the attackers.
He said security forces are assaulting one of the sites hit by Friday's attacks, without elaborating."It's a horror," he said.
Tom Steinfort of Channel Nine Australia has just tweeted there are reports of a fourth shooting happening now at Place de la Republique.

At least 11 were killed in a restaurant shootout and 15 at the Bataclan concert hall where terrorists are said to be holding 100 people hostage.
Two loud explosions were heard outside the Stade de France sports stadium where the French football team was playing a friendly match against Germany. U.S. security officials believe the attacks were coordinated.
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It is thought that at least eleven died in the restaurant, close to where the Charlie Hebdo shootings occurred in January, while gunfire was also heard in other bars around the French capital.

Police have reported a "hostage taking situation" in the Bataclan concert hall, in the 11th arrondissement.
"We are all terrified, and have been told to get away as soon as possible," said Gilles Avel, a 19-year-old student who was enjoying a night out with friends close to the Bataclan, where a band called the Eagles of Death Metal was playing.

"There were shots and then lots of people running. We knew there was a rock concert going on in the Bataclan."
Anti-terrorist police could be seen flooding into the area, as well as soldiers.

Machine gun fire and screams were heard from inside a restaurant on Rue Bichat, at around 9pm.

There have been unconfirmed reports that the attacker near the stadium, where the French football team is playing Germany in a friendly match tonight, was a suicide bomber.


An eyewitness said the two explosions were loud enough to be heard over the sound of cheering fans. Sirens were heard immediately and a helicopter was seen circling overhead.

As anti-terrorist police flooded the area, an officer on the scene warned 'the gunman is suspected to be still on the loose. People should leave the area'.



Victims lay on the pavement in a Paris restaurant. Photo / AP
Victims lay on the pavement in a Paris restaurant. Photo / AP
Police officers secure the Stade de France stadium during the international friendly soccer France against Germany. Photo / AP
Police officers secure the Stade de France stadium during the international friendly soccer France against Germany. Photo / AP



Police and other emergency services are at the scene, which is close to where the Charlie Hebdo attack happened in January.
Images posted online showed the cracked windows of what appeared to be the restaurant under attack.

Dozens of people were standing outside their cars on the junction opposite and the lights of police cars could be seen above them.

Eyewitness Ben Grant, who was in a nearby bar with his wife at the time, said he saw six or seven bodies on the ground.

He told the BBC: "I was told people in cars had opened fire on the bar. There are lots of dead people. It's pretty horrific to be honest.

"I was at the back of the bar. I couldn't see anything. I heard gunshots. People dropped to the ground. We put a table over our heads to protect us. We were held up in the bar because there was a pile of bodies in front of us."

Emilioi Macchio from Italy was at a bar close to where the restaurant shooting took place, and said it "sounded like fireworks".

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to be publicly named.

France has been on edge since ISIS extremists launched a bloody attack on the satirical newspaper and a kosher grocery that left 20 people - including the three attackers - dead.

The attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo left 13 dead when two Paris born terrorists slaughtered its cartoonists and general staff members.

Four Jewish shoppers were also murdered in the same set of attacks inside a Kosher supermarket in nearby Vincennes.

The French capital has been on a high state of alert ever since, with security services warning that another attack was always likely.
ISIS's online supporters have already started to celebrate the devastating attack in Paris, using the hashtag 'Paris in fire' on social media, but it has not been confirmed whether the terror group is behind the attacks. 
With additional reporting from:
- Daily Mail
- AP
- AFP