PARIS — While an Islamic extremist group takes responsibility for the mass killings in Paris, French officials describe three teams of killers coordinating suicide missions across the city on Friday that killed 129 people and wounded at least 352 more.
French troops policed the streets in the aftermath of the attacks as investigators scoured six crime scenes across Paris.
French President Francois Hollande vowed a “merciless” response. A group known to the world as ISIS which is an alleged Islamic extremist organization is said to have claimed responsibility.
The assailants attacked concert-goers, cafe diners and soccer fans in at least six locations in the French capital. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said that seven attackers were killed, including six who blew themselves up with suicide belts. Authorities earlier had said eight attackers were involved.
Belgium’s justice minister said that several arrests connected to the attacks were made in Brussels, the Associated Press reported.