Paris attacks: At least three foreigners killed

Memorial bouquets of flowers are placed on barriers near the Bataclan concert hall on Nov 14, 2015.
Memorial bouquets of flowers are placed on barriers near the Bataclan concert hall on Nov 14, 2015.PHOTO: REUTERS

Brussels (AFP) - At least three foreigners, including two Belgians and a Portuguese man, were killed in the wave of attacks in Paris, officials from both countries said Saturday.

"At least two Belgians were killed," Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said according to his spokesman who added that Brussels had received the information from the French authorities.

There were no other details following the announcement on RTBF television.

In Lisbon, the secretary of state for citizens abroad, Jose Cesario, told AFP that "a 63-year-old Portuguese man who lived in Paris and worked in the transport" sector died.

 
 

A source cited by Portugal's official news agency Lusa said the man apparently died near the Stade de France football stadium where three explosions took place.

The French authorities said one person died there along with three suicide bombers.

A US State Department spokesman also said that the government believes American citizens are among the injured in the Paris terror attacks, ABC News reported.

"The US government is working closely with French authorities to identify American victims," said Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner. "We are aware there are Americans among the injured, and are offering them the full range of consular assistance."

"The US Embassy in Paris is working around the clock to assist American citizens affected by this tragedy," he added.