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FRANCE: Hunt begins for Salah Abdeslam following Paris terrorism attacks

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Public museums and other cultural venues in the Paris area are set to reopen, three days after the terror attacks in the French capital.

It comes as the toll rises to 132, with three people dying in hospital.

42 people remain in intensive care.

Australia’s ambassador to France told Ross and John a further 99 were in critical conditions.

The Paris terrorist attacks were carried out with the help of three French brothers living in Belgium, the authorities said on Sunday, as they asked the public’s help in finding one of them.

The French authorities said they were seeking Salah Abdeslam, 26, and described him as dangerous. The police warned the public: ‘Do not intervene on your own, under any circumstances.’

OVERVIEW

The worst of the bloodshed happened at Le Bataclan music hall, where at least two gunmen held concert-goers hostage.

Police eventually killed the gunmen, but then found more than 100 dead bodies inside.

It’s believed at least 40 people were killed in up to six other attacks around the city.

One explosion occurred near a soccer match between France and Germany where French President Francois Hollande was watching.

He later declared a state of emergency and closed France’s borders.

The Australian government is urging Australians in Paris to ‘minimise movements’ around the city.

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France’s Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Mr Christophe Lecourtier, speaks to Neil Mitchell.

 

Eyewitness Ignor Mladenovic tells Neil Mitchell how he felt hunted through the streets of Paris.

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