Witness: Blasts, gunshots heard near Bataclan concert hall Paris

PARIS - A series of explosions and gunshots were heard around the Paris Bataclan concert hall where hostages were being held on Friday, two Reuters witness at the scene said.
French President Francois Hollande said earlier that an assault was underway after a spate of attacks across the French capital.
Reuters witnesses heard five successive explosions followed by gunshots.
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