At least 18 people are dead and many others wounded in Paris after gunmen opened fire Friday, CNN reported. The assailants reportedly used AK-47 automatic weapons in three attacks.

Hostages were reported held at the Bataclan, a concert venue, where a reported 100 people were taken, Paris TV reported. There were also shots fired the restaurant Petit Cambodge in the 11th Arrondissement (district), the BBC wrote.

The Stade de France, the country’s main sports stadium, is locked down after explosions reportedly were heard nearby, CNN reported. President Francois Hollande was there to watch a soccer match against Germany but was moved to safety, the BBC reported.

The number of gunmen has yet to be determined, but the BBC said there could be as many as six.

The shootings took place near the old Charlie Hebdo headquarters where a deadly shooting shook France in January. Attackers targeted the satirical newspaper because of its cartoons, which terrorists deemed offensive. 

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