Paris attacks toll rises to 128 dead, 99 critically injured

A covered body is seen next to forensic studies enclosure at the Rue de Charonne in Paris.
A covered body is seen next to forensic studies enclosure at the Rue de Charonne in Paris.PHOTO: AFP

Paris (wires) - At least 128 people were killed in the Paris attacks on Friday night, while another 99 were in critical condition, a source at the prosecutor's office said on Saturday, reported Reuters.

At least eight militants, all wearing suicide vests, wrought unprecedented violence on the streets of the French capital, in the bloodiest attacks in Europe since the Madrid train bombings in 2004.

In the wake of the attacks, European leaders called for ministerial meetings. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would meet with ministers, as she pledged to "do everything" to help France in its fight against terrorists.

British Prime Minister David Cameron also said he would convene government's emergency committee early Saturday after the "sickening" terror attacks in Paris that left more than 120 people dead.

"I will be chairing a meeting of COBRA this morning following the horrifying and sickening terror attacks in Paris," Mr Cameron said on Twitter.