NEW INFORMATION: US Muslim leaders condemn Paris attacks

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PARIS (AP) -- The latest on the deadly shootings and explosions in Paris:

Muslim leaders in the United States are condemning the attacks In Paris and offering condolences and prayers for the people of France.

Nihad Awad, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said "we are revolted by this heinous and despicable attack on civilian populations."

He says the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed at least 129, "does not represent Muslims."

Oussama Jammal of the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations called on the American Muslim community to hold candlelight vigils to remember the victims.

Imam Johari Abdul-Malik of the Muslim Alliance in North America called on Muslims to "redouble our efforts in vigilance and confronting extremism."


An American woman was undergoing surgery late Saturday at a Paris hospital after being wounded in a terror attack in France.

Helen Jane Wilson was at the Bataclan concert hall to hear the Eagles of Death Metal band perform Friday night when gunmen burst into the venue, killing 89 people. Wilson told The Associated Press she was shot in the leg and was heading into surgery at L'hopital Saint-Antoine.

Wilson said she lived in New Orleans before moving to Paris, where she runs Rock en Bol, a catering company. According to her Facebook page, Wilson is originally from Los Angeles.

At least 129 people were killed and 352 injured in the attacks Friday night in Paris. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.


Belgium's federal prosecutor's office says authorities have so far made three arrests linked to the deadly attacks in Paris.

Spokesman Jean-Pascal Thoreau says the arrests at the Belgian border came after a car with Belgian license plates was seen close to the Bataclan theater in Paris on Friday night, one of the places where victims were killed.

He said it was a rental vehicle and police organized several raids in the St. Jans Molenbeek neighborhood in Brussels on Saturday.


Paris prosecutor Francois Molins says 129 people were killed in the Paris terror attacks and 352 people were injured.

He says 99 of the injured are in critical condition.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks Friday night around Paris.


The Eiffel Tower will remain dark Saturday night in a display of mourning following the terror attacks that left 127 dead and wounded scores more.

The 116-year-old iconic monument normally is lit by scintillating lights every hour on the hour during the evening.

In contrast, Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate has been lit up in the colors of the French flag -- blue, white and red -- in tribute to the Paris victims. Hundreds of people gathered Saturday on Paris Square, in front of the gate, in a show of solidarity with France.

Flowers and candles have also been placed in front of the nearby French embassy in the German capital.


Interpol says it has set up a "crisis response task force" at its headquarters in southeastern France following deadly attacks in Paris.

Interpol Secretary-General Juergen Stock has condemned the "cold-blooded, cowardly attacks" that left 127 people dead Friday night.

The Lyon, France-based international police agency noted its fingerprint, name and DNA databases and border security capabilities to help track foreign terrorist


Germany's vice-chancellor has warned against a crackdown on migrants coming to Europe because of the deadly Paris terror attacks.

Sigmar Gabriel says those seeking refuge in Europe shouldn't be made to suffer just because "they come from those regions where terror is being exported to us and to the world."

Chancellor Angela Merkel's deputy's told reporters in Berlin on Saturday that "we stand to protect them too, and to ensure that they don't have to suffer because murderers in France are threatening people and Europe in the name of a religion."


The leaders of the European Union nations are calling for a minute of silence across the 28-nation bloc on Monday in memory of the victims of the Paris terror attacks.

In Saturday's joint statement, the leaders say Europeans will always remember Friday, Nov. 13, "as a European day of mourning" and invited the EU's 510 million people to mark their solidarity at noon Monday.

"This shameful act of terrorism will only achieve the opposite of its purpose, which was to divide, frighten, and sow hatred," they said. "Good is stronger than evil. Everything that can be done at European level to make France safe will be done."

They called Friday's events "an attack against us all." At least 127 people were killed and scores injured in the attacks Friday night. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.


Belgium's justice minister says authorities have made several arrests linked to the deadly attacks in Paris.

Minister Koen Geens told the VRT network that the arrests came after a car with Belgian license plates was seen close to the Bataclan theater in Paris on Friday night, one of the places where victims were killed.

He said it was a rental vehicle and police organized several raids in the St. Jans Molenbeek neighborhood in Brussels on Saturday.

Geens said "there were arrests relating to the search of the vehicle and person who rented it." He said the number of arrests was "more than one."


London's Police chief says authorities will review their approach to a firearms attack following the tragic attacks in France and will put high-visibility patrols at key locations across the capital.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe says the "scale of the attacks and the range of weaponry used by the terrorists are a serious cause for concern."

However, Britain has refrained from raising its security level from "severe," where it has stood since summer 2014, which means an attack is considered highly likely.

Hogan-Howe said in a statement Saturday that police are currently working on hundreds of active investigations and making an arrest a day on average.


A Greek official says one of the assailants in Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris whose Syrian passport was found at the scene crossed into the European Union through the Greek island of Leros in October.

Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas, in charge of police forces, has released the following statement: "On the case of the Syrian passport found at the scene of the terrorist attack.

"We announce that the passport holder had passed from Leros on Oct. 3. where he was identified based on EU rules... We do not know if the passport was checked by other countries through which the holder likely passed.

"We will continue the painstaking and persistent effort to ensure the security of our country and Europe under difficult circumstances, insisting on complete identification of those arriving."


The Foo Fighters are canceling the rest of their European tour following the deadly attacks in Paris.

The band said in a statement Saturday that "it is with profound sadness and heartfelt concern for everyone in Paris that we have been forced to announce the cancellation of the rest of our tour."

Foo Fighters, led by Dave Grohl, were to play at the Accor Hotels Arena in Paris on Monday and in Casalecchio Di Reno, Italy, on Friday; other canceled shows include stops in Turin, Italy; Lyon, France; and Barcelona, Spain.

"In light of this senseless violence, the closing of borders, and international mourning, we can't continue right now. There is no other way to say it," the statement read. "This is crazy and it sucks. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was hurt or who lost a loved one."


French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says crucial U.N. conference on fighting climate change will be held in Paris as planned, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.

Fabius says the conference "will be held with enhanced security measures, but this is an absolutely indispensable action against climate change." He spoke as foreign ministers met in Vienna to discuss the war in Syria.

So far 127 world leaders have accepted the invitation to come to Paris for the climate conference.