France has just taken an unprecedented step to close its borders after a slew of attacks, which police believe are coordinated, hit the Paris area Friday evening.
French President Francois Hollande announced the border closure in a statement to the nation Friday evening.
“An unprecedented terrorist attack is underway,” Hollande said in a televised statement. “This is horror.”
Hollande also declared a nationwide state of emergency. It is reportedly the first time since the Algerian War, which lasted until 1962, that France has declared a state of emergency.
Closing the borders could be a move designed to prevent the perpetrators of the attack from fleeing:
Hollande also canceled plans to attend the G-20 summit in Turkey, which begins on Saturday.
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