Explosions rock Paris, 18 people confirmed dead in several shootings

At least 18 people have been killed in several shootings in the French capital, Paris, as well as explosions at the Stade de France.

According to the police hostages have been taken at Paris Bataclan concert hall. At least one man opened fire with an automatic gun at the Petit Cambodge restaurant in the 11th district.

Liberation newspaper reports four deaths but police sources told AFP that at least 18 people have been killed. Liberation also reports shootings near the Bataclan arts centre.

Three explosions are also reported outside a bar near the Stade de France, where France were hosting Germany.

Reports say French President Francois Hollande was watching the match and has been moved to safety.

A BBC journalist at the Petit Cambodge restaurant says he can see 10 people on the road either dead or seriously injured. He says police have now arrived and sealed off the area.

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