Paris Attacks: What We Know and Don't Know

A look at the latest news, as of 1:30 p.m. Eastern. More details here: http://nyti.ms/1SQd3hx
  1. How many people died?
    At least 129 people were killed, according to the Paris prosecutor, Francois Molins. As many as 352 others are hospitalized, 99 of them in critical condition.
  2. Was the Islamic State responsible?
    The French president says yes, and a statement from the Islamic State militant group concurs.
  3. What is Paris like today?
    The capital is under a heavy police presence, and checks at France’s borders have been reinstated. Air travel continues but with significant security-related delays.
  4. Where is the investigation leading?
    The police made a number of arrests in Brussels on Saturday in connection with the attacks. A Greek official said that a Syrian passport used by a migrant who passed through Greece was found on an assailant’s body.
  5. Other recent terror activity?
    On Thursday, more than 40 people were killed in Beirut, Lebanon, in a bombing that targeted Iran’s Hezbollah allies. Earlier this month, more than 200 people died in the explosion of a Russian charter jet over Egypt. ISIS claimed responsibility for both.
  6. Why Paris?
    The Islamic State claimed the attacks were a response to France’s campaign against its fighters and insults against Islam’s prophet. The group warned that France would remain one of its top targets.
  7. What’s next?
    Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany, and David Cameron, prime minister of Britain, separately held crisis talks with their ministers today. The European Union called for a minute of silence to be held at 1100 G.M.T. on Monday.
  8. Live updates
    For more updates from France, you can follow our live blog here: http://nyti.ms/1HK73Wy