Paris attack live: Attackers wore 'identical' explosive devices and worked in three teams, French prosecutor says

A state of emergency has been declared after a wave of attacks on Friday night

French soldiers patrol the area at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on November 14, 2015
French soldiers patrol the area at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on November 14, 2015

A state of emergency has been declared in France as police hunt for accomplices to gunmen and suicide bombers who killed at least 127 people last night. Here are the latest updates:​

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Isis has claimed responsibility for a wave of shootings and suicide bombings targeting a concert, stadium and bars and restaurants across the French capital, claiming it was "just the beginning of the storm".

The terror group said it was exacting revenge for France's involvement in the "crusade" against its militants in Syria and Iraq.

Timeline of Paris attacks

Police were working to identify the bombers today. One man was said to be a French national known to security services, while Egyptian and Syrian passports were found near the bodies of two men who attempted to attack the Stade de France, where Francois Hollande was among thousands of football fans watching a match between France and Germany.

At least 127 people were killed and 180 injured, including dozens critically, and French, Swedish, Belgian and Portugese victims were confirmed among the dead.

Downing Street said a "small number" of British citizens were feared to have been killed or wounded as David Cameron pledged Britain's support for France.

“These were innocent victims enjoying a Friday night out with family and friends... simply going about their way of life, our way of life," the Prime Minister said.

“(Isis) want to destroy everything our countries stand for - peace, tolerance, liberty - but we will not let them.”

A state of emergency has been declared for the first time in a decade, allowing the country to shut its borders, increase security and deploy an extra 1,500 troops.

The attacks raised concern about upcoming international events, such as a Unesco forum in Paris on Monday with world leaders, and major climate talks in two weeks.

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