By Iara Kaiser - Political Editor
According to French authorities, a string of seven coordinated shootings and blasts across the French Capital have left at least 127 confirmed dead, with a further hundred still gravely injured.
The series of terrorist acts began at around 9pm local time, when men dressed in black carrying AK47 guns stormed a local Parisian restaurant, killing at least eleven.
Less than an hour later, three suicide bombers died in blasts outside the ‘Stade de France’, in which French President Francois Hollande himself was watched a friendly football game between France-Germany, and was evacuated immediately; however, the deadliest attack of the night occurred when gunmen burst into the Bataclan concert hall, killing over eighty people and taking around one hundred hostages. Explosive belts were detonated at the music hall and the attackers were killed on the site.
Currently, a manhunt is underway for a number of armed men who are believed to be at large in the capital.
In light of one of the darkest nights for the city, an inspiring response by Parisians shook the world as the Hashtag #PorteOuverte took off, seeking to offer shelter to those in need of it.
The Eiffel Tower, which went dark and has now been closed indefinitely for the victims of the attacks, found world landmarks lighting up in solidarity with France amidst the terror.
Stay tuned for further updates.