- The Washington Times - Friday, November 13, 2015

Casualties were reported in Paris late Friday following an apparent shootout at a restaurant, and authorities are investigating at least one other incident that may be linked.

At least 26 people have already died as a result of two attacks, AFP reported late Friday, citing police sources. 

The restaurant shooting occurred Friday evening in the city’s 10th arrondissement of the capital, BFM television reported.

At roughly the same time, reports began to surface suggesting an explosion had happened near the Stade de France, the country’s national stadium, north of the city.

President François Hollande was attending a soccer match at the stadium, iTele reported, and was evacuated after the blasts.

“There were two really loud bangs and they were enormous. I thought it was coming from inside the stadium but someone told me later that they were grenades thrown outside at a restaurant,” the Telegraph newspaper quoted from an eyewitness.

Police had confirmed both incident to the Associated Press as of 10:30 p.m. local time.

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