President of France blames ISIS for attacks

People hug each other as they gather in front of the French embassy in Rome, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. French police on Saturday hunted possible accomplices of eight assailants who terrorized Paris concert-goers, cafe diners and soccer fans with a coordinated string of suicide bombings and shootings in France's deadliest peacetime attacks. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

PARIS, France (WWLP) – France’s president is blaming ISIS for Friday night’s attacks. In a statement, he called the six coordinated attacks an “act of war” against his country.

Friday night was the nation’s deadliest since World War II.

Three people were killed when bombs went off outside of a soccer stadium, and 11 others were killed in a Paris restaurant. French officials say at least 100 people were killed when the attackers took over a concert hall.

We will defend ourselves

Early Saturday morning, France’s President François Hollande, made a statement calling his nation “unbreakable,” and calling for “unity and courage” among the nation’s allies.

“We’ll work alongside our allies to fight terrorism. France is strong, and even if she’s wounded, she will get up always, and nothing will hold her down. Even if we’re feeling grief now. We will defend ourselves,” he said.

A French prosecutor has confirmed eight of the attackers are dead.

France is still in a state of emergency; all of the country’s borders remain closed.

NBC News is reporting that a confirmed 127 people were killed in these attacks, and around 200 others were wounded.

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