A series of coordinated terror attacks in the heart of Paris have left at least 100 dead and paralysed the French capital with fear.
At least one person has been arrested
At least 11 were killed in a restaurant shootout and another 15 at the Bataclan concert hall where terrorists were holding around 100 people hostage.
Police have since launched a successful raid on the theatre, killing two terrorists and freeing the hostages, French media has reported.
Just five miles away, two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the Stade de France sports stadium where the French football team was playing a friendly match against Germany.
French President Francoise Hollande declared a national state of emergency following what he called 'unprecedented terror attacks' and shut its borders with immediate effect
Terrorists launched a total of six coordinated attacks at high profile sites including the Louvre art gallery, the Pompidou Centre and Les Halles shopping centre tonight - all of which have been threatened by extremist groups in recent months.
Witnesses have been telling of the horror which unfolded inside the Bataclan theatre, where AK47 wielding terrorists who shouted 'Allah Akbar' as they burst in and opened fire into crowds of people.
They shot at 'very young' people in the violent attack which lasted around 15 minutes, said Julien Pearce, a journalist at Europe 1.
One man said: 'The men came in and started shooting. Everyone fell to the ground. It was hell. I took my mum, and we hid. Someone near us said they have gone, so we ran out.'
Gilles Avel, who was at the Bataclan where the band Eagles of Death Metal were playing, said: 'We are all terrified, and have been told to get away as soon as possible.'
A statement on Eagles Of Death Metal's Facebook page said: 'We are still currently trying to determine the safety and whereabouts of all our band and crew. Our thoughts are with all of the people involved in this tragic situation.'
The two explosions in a bar near the Stade de France stadium were detonated by suicide bombers, it has been confirmed.