At least 128 people were killed and about 200 injured in the Paris terror attacks, including an Australian teenager who was shot during the concert hall siege.Emma Grace Parkinson, from Hobart, was believed to be at the Bataclan concert hall when gunmen entered the building, shooting concertgoers indiscriminately and taking many hostage.
“The Government has been working closely with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to ensure that she and her family are supported in this difficult and distressing time,” he said.
— The Daily Telegraph (@dailytelegraph) November 14, 2015
A spokeswoman for the Paris Prosecutor’s office, Agnès Thibault-Lecuivre, said eight extremist attackers were among the dead, seven of them killed when they detonated explosive vests or belts.
The Islamic State terror group (ISIS) has allegedly claimed responsibility for the co-ordinated attacks, which were said to be retaliation for France’s involvement in the military coalition supporting anti-ISIS forces in Syria and Iraq. French aircraft have conducted numerous raids against Islamic State targets since the coalition commenced operations last year. – Josh Chahal
Top screenshot of security forces guarding Paris from CNN News.