#ParisAttacks: Death toll climbs to 132

The death toll in the Paris attacks has now risen to 132 with 352 wounded and 99 critically.

People place candles in the shape of the Eiffel Tower during a vigil in front of the French Consulate General in San Francisco, California on November 14, 2015, one day after the Paris terrorist attacks. Stirring renditions of "La Marseillaise" rang out from Dublin to New York as global landmarks were bathed in the French colors and thousands marched in solidarity with Paris after attacks that left at least 129 dead. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG/PARIS - The death toll in the Paris attacks has now risen to 132 with 352 wounded and 99 critically.

Latest investigations reveal that three of the attackers have been identified as French nationals.

A memorial at the Notre Damme Cathedral took place to honour of the lives lost during the attack on Friday.

Terror group Isis has since claimed responsibility for attacks.


Hundreds of people who had been gathered at Place de la Republique in central Paris dispersed suddenly on Sunday evening in what police later said seemed to be a false alarm.

With Parisians' nerves still on edge after Fridays shootings and suicide bombings, people suddenly all began running away from the square, a Reuters witness at the scene said.

"There was crowd movement with apparently with no reason. We hadn't heard anything and all the people we questioned hadn't heard anything either," a police official at the square told Reuters.

TV pictures that had earlier been showing people gathered around a monument to commemorate those killed in Friday's Islamist militant shootings later showed the scene nearly empty.

An official from the emergency services said some members of the public had believed they had heard gunfire.

There was also panicked movement of crowds outside a bar that had been the scene of a shooting on Friday, and where people had gathered in vigil Sunday evening. A second police official said that had also been a false alarm.

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