State Department: Americans among injured in Paris

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A woman places a candle outside the Bataclan concert hall, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 in Paris. French President Francois Hollande said more than 120 people died Friday night in shootings at Paris cafes, suicide bombings near France’s national stadium and a hostage-taking slaughter inside a concert hall. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PARIS (AP) — A State Department spokesman confirms that Americans are among the injured in the Paris terror attacks.

The department’s deputy spokesman, Mark Toner, says Saturday that “the U.S. Embassy in Paris is working around the clock to assist American citizens affected by this tragedy.” He would not comment if any were killed.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, considered the deadliest on France since World War II. At least 127 people died Friday night in shootings at cafes, suicide bombings near France’s stadium and a massacre inside a concert hall.

French President Francois Holland has declared three days of mourning and raised the nation’s security to the highest level.

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