Eight ISIS terrorists with AK-47s carried out coordinated attacks at six sites in Paris Friday, setting off seven suicide bombs. The attacks killed at least 127 people and injured at least 180 others. University of Missouri Interim Chancellor Hank Foley released a statement today saying Mizzou students studying abroad in France are safe.
“We will continue to stay in contact and provide them whatever support they need. We also are getting in touch with our international students from France who are on the Mizzou campus and will make sure they have any support, including counseling, that they require,” said Foley. “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the victims in yesterday’s shootings in Paris.”
A spokesperson for the U.S. State Department confirmed that some Americans are among the wounded, but did not elaborate.
The terrorists triggered explosives at venues including the Bataclan concert hall, where a California rock band was performing. Other victims were killed at restaurants, cafes and at the national soccer stadium, where an exhibition soccer match was underway between the French and German national teams.
A state of emergency was declared and France deployed 1,500 troops after the attacks. Major tourist sites, like the Eiffel Tower and Disneyland have been closed indefinitely. At least a dozen scheduled concerts, including a performance by the Irish rock group U2, were canceled in Paris.