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France to decree state of emergency, shut borders – Hollande

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Image: Police control crowds leaving the Stade de France where explosions were reported to have detonated outside the stadium during the France vs German friendly match near Paris, November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Gonazlo Fuentes

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande said a state of emergency would be declared across France and national borders shut following a spate of attacks in Paris on Friday evening in which he said dozens were killed.

Hollande said in a brief statement on television that a cabinet meeting had been called. 

“A state of emergency will be declared,” Hollande said. “The second measure will be the closure of national borders,” he added.

(Reporting by Bate Felix and Ingrid Melander; editing by Ralph Boulton)

Copyright 2015 Thomson Reuters. Click for Restrictions.

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