Updates: As of 1:30 p.m. CST on Saturday, Yahoo! News is reporting that the death toll in Paris is now 129 people with 352 person injured – as a result of the terrorists’ attacks on restaurants, a sports stadium and a concert hall throughout Paris, France on Friday. The BBC is reporting that it is now known that three coordinated teams were involved with the attacks. The Bataclan (theatre) attacker was known by police. Stade de France attackers had Syrian and Egyptian passports. The French Interior Minister has given Paris authorities the right to impose a curfew. One Briton is confirmed to having been killed.
The U.S. State Department has confirmed that there were Americans among those injured in the Paris attacks. The Friday night terrorist attacks killed at least 128 people and injured more than 300 other persons. Mark Toner who is a U.S. State Department spokesperson said that the United States Embassy in Paris is working round the clock to assist American citizens who were affected by the tragedy, says an updated ABC News report on Saturday morning. He stated that the United States Embassy is aware there are Americans among the injured, and the Embassy is offering those affected the full range of consular assistance.
The exact number of persons negatively affected by the events in Paris on Friday have not been specified by reports by the likes of WGN News on Saturday. At the same time, the Washington Examiner confirms that the United States government is working closely with French authorities to identify any American victims. In the day after the attacks, new information is beginning to emerge.
Islamic State has released a statement claiming responsibility for the Paris attacks on Friday night. IS has threatened further attacks against France. IS also said that the killings were in response to airstrikes against its militants in Syria while promising that France will remain a key target of the group. According to the Guardian, President Francois Hollande stated that IS was to blame for the attacks of terrorism across the city of Paris. Other new information states that one of the attackers in the Paris terrorist attack was a French extremist. This French extremist was known to police. The source says that the AFP and Liberation are making that claim about one of the persons having been involved. In updates, President Hollande has been quoted as saying 127 persons were killed, more than 200 were injured and 99 of those injured are in critical condition. In the United States and abroad, this terrorist attack has begun a global debate about nations’ taking in Syrian refugees. There are those who believe this is a reason not to accept the refugees from that part of the globe while others say that such terrorist acts give reason to help Syrian refugees escape from their land.