#ParisAttacks: French authorities start to identify the victims

Two Belgians, two Romanians and one Swede have already been identified among the dead.

The covered body of a dead person is pictured at the Rue de Charonne in Paris on November 14, 2015, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late Friday which left more than 120 people dead. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Two Belgians, two Romanians and one swede have already been identified among the dead in Paris.

Separate attacks claimed by Islamic State have killed at least 127 people in the city in Paris.

The Bataclan music hall where California rock band Death Metal was performing, the Stade de France where French President Francois Hollande was among soccer spectators watching a friendly between his country's national team and Germany, and a number of restaurants in Paris came under attack.

South Africa's International Relations Department is also in contact with the French government to establish if any locals were affected in the attacks.

At the same time, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel asked Belgians not to travel to Paris unless necessary.

Belgium also imposed additional frontier controls on road, rail and air arrivals from France in response to Friday's attacks, government officials said.

"I ask our citizens not to travel to Paris unless necessary. In our country, there are additional security measures in force," Michel said on Twitter.

Michel also convened a security cabinet meeting on Saturday to review Belgium's responses to the attacks in France.

An interior ministry spokeswoman said that public events, such as football matches, would in particular be subject to "increased vigilance".

A spokesperson for the prime minister said Belgium was not closing its frontiers but would increase spot checks on travellers arriving from France.

Belgium has also been a recent target of militant attacks. In May last year, a gunman, believed to be a French national who fought with Islamist rebels in Syria, killed four people in an attack on a Jewish museum in Brussels.

In August, two people were wounded in a struggle to subdue a suspected Islamist militant gunman who had boarded in Brussels a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris.

Movements of migrants from the Middle East, Africa and Asia this year have prompted some EU states to suspend elements of the bloc's open-border system.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's highest religious body has also condemned the deadly assault saying terrorists are not sanctioned by Islam and that acts of terror are contrary to the values of mercy it has brought to the world.

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The statement, by the council, the only body in the country authorised to issue fatwas or Islamic legal opinions, says a concerted effort is needed from a unified moral stance in order to eliminate terrorism.

The bombings in Paris are the latest after two Isis suicide bombers killed more than 40 people in Lebanon on Thursday.