"The Secretary-General trusts that the French authorities will do all in their power to bring the perpetrators to justice quickly," the UN Secretary-General said in an issued statement.

"The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He stands with the government and people of France," the statement added.

At least 153 people are reportedly killed in a series of what appears to be coordinated attacks across Paris yesterday. A hostage situation is unfolding at a concert hall in the French capital.

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