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Nearly 90 killed at Paris concert hall; 3 attackers dead

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Updated: Friday, November 13, 2015, 5:47 PM

Roughly 100 people have been taken hostage at a Paris rock concert Friday as part of a wave of attacks across the city, authorities said.

More than 2,000 people were watching a sold-out Eagles of Death Metal show at the Bataclan concert hall when gunmen opened fire and grabbed hostages, police confirmed to Agence France-Presse.

Roughly 15 people were believed to be shot dead at the venue, officials said.

A member of the French fire brigade aids an injured individual near the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, France, where a gunman has reportedly taken people hostage.CHRISTIAN HARTMANN/REUTERS

A member of the French fire brigade aids an injured individual near the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, France, where a gunman has reportedly taken people hostage.

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Police officers gather outside the Bataclan concert venue where a gunman has reportedly taken people hostage. 

Outside the Bataclan concert hall in Paris. CHRISTIAN HARTMANN/REUTERS

Outside the Bataclan concert hall in Paris. 

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The fate of the hostages was not immediately clear. There were unconfirmed reports that at least one of the hostage takers has explosives.

AT LEAST 35 DEAD AFTER EXPLOSIONS, SHOOTINGS IN PARIS

Soldiers in camouflage gear were seen massing outside the venue.

Cellphone video showed numerous ambulances parked outside, with the streets already cleared of pedestrians.

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More than 2,000 people were watching a sold-out Eagles of Death Metal (seen performing in 2007) show at the Bataclan concert hall when gunmen opened fire and grabbed hostages, police said.

At least 35 people total were reported dead across Paris in three separate shootings and explosions at a soccer stadium.

“War is upon us,” the French prime minister Francois Fillon said in a tweet.

Founded in 1864, the Bataclan is one of the largest concert venues in Paris. A former vaudeville theater and one-time site for erotic shows, the Bataclan is known for its unusual pagoda design.

The concert hall, which was restored during the 1950s, attracts the biggest stars in France and around the world.

With News Wire Services

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