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The 5th time France declares the state of emergency

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A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed dozens in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II.

French President Francois Hollande pledged that France would stand firm against what he called terrorism.

Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said as many as five attackers may have been killed, though it was not clear how many there were altogether and how many were still at large. As of 9 p.m. Eastern time Friday night, authorities said the death toll at the six sites could exceed 120.

Hollande declared a state of emergency and announced that he was closing the country's borders.