ISIS Claims Deadly Paris Attacks, 'First of the Storm'

(ABC News) - The terror group ISIS today released a statement claiming responsibility for the horrific, apparently coordinated attacks in Paris Friday that killed more than 100 people.

Calling the attack "blessed," an audio statement released online in Arabic and French said that ISIS "soldiers" targeted the "capital of prostitution and obscenity."

The statement said eight attackers were involved and claimed the attack was the "first of the storm and a warning to those who wish to learn."

At least 127 people were killed at multiple locations as gunmen with military-style semi-automatic rifles and explosives shattered a peaceful French Friday night in Paris.

Eight attackers were left dead after the Friday night assaults, seven by detonating suicide belts, according to Agence France-Presse. A police official told ABC News that a Syrian passport was found on the body of one of the attackers.

ISIS supporters have repeatedly threatened France, along with other Western nations, as many has a half dozen times this year alone. In July, for instance, a French-speaking purported ISIS fighter said in a video released online that the group would bring "slaughter" to France.

U.S. officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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