129 dead, 352 injured in Paris attacks: Paris Prosecutor

2015-11-14 19:41:04 GMT2015-11-15 03:41:04(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

PARIS, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- The provisional death toll of Paris attacks is 129 and 352 injured, among whom at least 99 in very critical situations, Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins announced Saturday evening.

Among the 129 victims, 89 were killed during the shooting and hostage taking in Bataclan theatre, Molins told the press.

He also added that seven attackers were also neutralized, including three killed during the assault carried out by security forces to rescue hostages taken in Bataclan theatre.

However, Molins pointed out that "very likely" there were three teams of "terrorists" who coordinated the attacks all over Paris.

As for their identities, the prosecutor only gave out details on two attackers.

"One of the attackers at Bataclan is formally identified," he confirmed, adding that the suspect was born in France in 1985, known to the intelligence services.

As for the Syrian passport found at the site of Stade de France bombing, he could only confirm it belonged to a Syrian born in 1990, unknown to the security services.

But according to local media, Greek Minister of Public Protection Nikos Toskas confirmed earlier Saturday the Syrian passport belonged to a migrant registered last October at his arrival on Europe.

Speaking of the explosives used during the attack at French national stadium Stade de France, the Paris Prosecutor confirmed they were the same kind on all the suicide bombers.

The attackers, equipped with kalashnikov shot "several hundreds of bullets at different sites of attacks", Molins said, adding that one of vehicles used by the attackers was registered in Belgium and rented by a French.

Ten months after the deadly terrorist attack in January, calmness was broken once again Friday night in the French capital where explosions and shootings took place in Paris 10th and 11th district and its northern suburb.

Earlier Saturday, French President Francois Hollande revealed that "the act of absolute barbarism" was "an act of war" organized from abroad by the Islamic State with internal complicities.

The Islamic State then claimed Saturday morning responsibility of the explosions and shootings in a statement issued online.

France, whose border controls are heightened, has been in state of emergency since Saturday morning.

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