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
- •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.
- •Was the Islamic State responsible?The French president says yes, and a statement from the Islamic State militant group concurs.
- •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.
- •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.
- •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.
- •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.
- •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.
- •Live updatesFor more updates from France, you can follow our live blog here: http://nyti.ms/1HK73Wy