At Least 1 American Dead, 2 Injured in Paris Attacks

US 'working closely with French authorities to identify American victims'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2015 10:44 AM CST
At Least 2 Americans Among Hundreds Injured in Paris
A man holds a rain-soaked placard while attending a vigil for victims of the deadly Paris attacks on Saturday in London. At least two Americans were among the hundreds injured in the attacks.   (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

At least one American is dead and two injured following terrorist attacks in Paris Friday, CBS News reports. "The US government is working closely with French authorities to identify American victims," ABC News quotes a US State Department spokesperson. "We are aware there are Americans among the injured and are offering them the full range of consular assistance." According to the Los Angeles Times, a 23-year-old Cal State Long Beach student named Nohemi Gonzalez was among the 129 people killed in the attacks. She was in Paris as part of an international exchange program.

The New York Times reports the exact number of Americans hurt is unknown. But CBS quotes an unnamed source who says at least two were injured. An American man reportedly suffered a leg injury while a woman was being treated for an unknown injury. Hundreds of people were hurt in the attacks, with dozens of them suffering life-threatening injuries. The attacks are being considered the deadliest in France since WWII. (More Paris terror attacks stories.)

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