The Latest: on the deadly attacks in Paris

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris. (All times local):

2:35 p.m.

A French police official says three Kalashnikovs have been found inside a Seat car that was used in the attacks on central Paris.

The official, who could not be named because the investigation is ongoing, said the weapons have not yet been analyzed.

Two cars are known to be involved in the attacks that left 129 people dead and over 350 wounded: a Volkswagen Polo parked at the Bataclan concert hall and the Seat where the arms were found Sunday.

—Lori Hinnant in Paris.


2:20 p.m.

A Belgian official says seven people have been detained in Belgium linked to the Paris attacks.

The official, who spoke to The Associated Press in Brussels by phone, also said two of the seven attackers who died in Paris on Friday night were French men living in Brussels. He said one of the French attackers was living in the Molenbeek neighborhood, which is considered a focal point for religious extremism and fighters going to Syria.

The official said the seven people who were detained will hear later Sunday whether they will be held in custody longer.

He spoke on condition of anonymity due to the ongoing investigation.

—Raf Casert in Brussels.


2:10 p.m.

Tower Bridge lit in the colors of the French flag. A candlelight vigil in Trafalgar Square. The Tricolor at half-staff at Downing Street.

Britain has been full of acts of solidarity with France after the attacks Friday that left 129 people dead in Paris.

On BBC's Andrew Marr program — a TV public affairs show that runs nationally on Sunday morning — Marr introduced French bass Nicolas Courjal. The singer —who is appearing in "Carmen" at the Royal Opera House — would offer a "musical tribute to the people of Paris."

Courjal then sang a stirring a capella version of La Marseillaise, the French national anthem. French Ambassador Sylvie Bermann, who was on the show discussing security cooperation, barely held back her tears.


2 p.m.

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is warning the international community that its response to the deadly Paris attacks should be robust but must remain within the rule of law.

Ban told reporters that any response that was illegal or failed to respect human rights would simply fan the fire and perpetuate a cycle of violence. He spoke at a news conference Sunday at the G-20 summit in Antalya, Turkey.

Ban says "at this time of heightened tension, I caution against action that would only perpetuate the cycle of hatred and violence."


1:50 p.m.

Israel's prime minister is calling on the world to "wake up" to the threat of Islamic extremism after Friday's deadly attacks in Paris.

Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet on Sunday that the world must join forces to confront the threat.

He says "in Israel, as in France, terror is terror ... and what stands behind it is radical Islam and its desire to destroy its victims."

He said the world should condemn deadly Palestinian attacks against Israelis the way it condemns attacks elsewhere in the world. He also urged Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who condemned the Paris attacks, to speak out against attacks on Israelis.


1:40 p.m.

At the request of France, the European Union will hold a special meeting of its interior and justice ministers next Friday to assess the impact of the Paris attacks.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve asked Sunday for the meeting, saying "our battle against terrorism must be, more than ever, steadfast," and must be reinforced at the European level.

The EU presidency, held by Luxembourg, immediately obliged.

Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for killing 129 people and wounding over 350 others in attacks across Paris on Friday night. French President Francois Hollande has vowed to crush IS extremists.


1:25 p.m.

Pope Francis has once again condemned the Paris terror attacks, calling it "blasphemy" to use the name of God to justify "violence and hatred."

The pope expressed shock at the "barbarity" of the attacks and told followers in St. Peter's Square on Sunday that "we wonder how can it come to the heart of man to conceive and carry out of such horrible events."

The pope added that "the road of violence and hatred does not resolve humanity's problems. And using the name of God to justify this road is blasphemy."

Francis expressed his deepest condolences to French President Francois Hollande and to the French people.


12:45 p.m.

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is calling for a change in France's Syria policy and suggests working with Russia to "destroy" the Islamic State group.

Sarkozy, head of the conservatives, says "we need everyone (...) There can't be two coalitions in Syria." He spoke following his meeting with French President Francois Hollande.

France is part of the U.S.-led coalition that has been striking IS targets in Syria and Iraq for the past year.

Sarkozy said tight security must not only protect the upcoming U.N. climate conference in Paris but also all French people. So far 127 world leaders are expected to attend the first day of the climate conference on Nov. 30.

Hollande was meeting Sunday with opposition leaders, including popular far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen, who has used the attacks on Paris to advance an anti-immigrant agenda.


12:35 p.m.

A top European Union official says the bloc's refugee policy does not need to be overhauled in the wake of the Paris attacks and is urging world leaders not to start treating asylum-seekers as terrorists.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Sunday that "those who organized these attacks, and those who carried them out, are exactly those who the refugees are fleeing."

Juncker told reporters at the G-20 summit in Turkey that "there is no need to revise the European Union's entire refugee policy."

Poland incoming government declared Saturday it would not accept refugees without security guarantees. Juncker urged them "to be serious about this, and not to give in (to) these basic reactions."


12:20 p.m.

President Barack Obama is calling the terror attacks in Paris an "attack on the civilized world."

Obama also pledged U.S. solidarity with France in the effort to hunt down the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

Obama was speaking Sunday in a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the Group of 20 economic summit in the Turkish city of Antalya featuring leading industrial and emerging-market nations.

Erdogan says there will be a "strong message" on fighting terrorism coming out of the G-20 summit.

Obama also says the U.S. stands with Turkey and Europe in their efforts to reduce the flow of asylum-seekers into Europe. He says the U.S. and Turkey will redouble efforts to resolve the war in Syria.


12:05 p.m.

Serbian police say the owner of a passport found near a suicide bomber in Paris entered the country on Oct. 7 from Macedonia — part of a wave of asylum-seekers crossing the Balkans toward Western Europe.

Police said in a statement Sunday that the man, identified only as A.A., formally requested asylum in Serbia. The statement says it's the same passport holder registered as entering Greece on Oct. 3.

The Syrian passport was found next to the body of a man who attacked France's national stadium on Friday night.

Officials in Greece say the passport's owner entered through Leros, one of the eastern Aegean islands that tens of thousands of people fleeing war and poverty have been using as a gateway into the European Union.


11:45 p.m.

Germany's Foreign Ministry says one of its citizens was killed in Friday's attacks in Paris.

The ministry's statement Sunday didn't say how or where the German man was killed, nor did it identify him.

The Paris correspondent for German public broadcaster ARD, Mathias Werth, wrote on Twitter that the man had been sitting on the terrace of a cafe when he was killed.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed 129 people and wounded over 350 across Paris on Friday night.


11:35 p.m.

Britain Home Secretary Theresa May says measures are already in place to have the military assist police in the U.K. in the event of a large-scale urban attack.

May declined to comment directly on a newspaper report that elite special forces had been had been moved closer to London in the event of an attack. The Sunday Times reported the SAS counter-terror unit had been moved by helicopter to RAF Northolt in west London from its base in Hereford, 135 miles (217 kilometers) from the British capital.

While May wouldn't comment on such movements, she told the BBC "we have arrangements in place to give the police military support."

May reiterated Britain's solidarity with the French following the carnage in Paris on Friday night that left 129 people dead, 350 wounded.


10:35 p.m.

A French judicial official says among those arrested and being questioned in the Paris attacks investigation was a brother of one of the seven suicide bombers.

No one answered the door Sunday morning at the brother's home in the French town of Bondoufle, outside of Paris, but neighbor Eric Pudal said roughly 20 heavily armed police swooped in on the home Saturday evening.

Pudal said he was startled by the arrest, describing the family, which recently welcomed a baby daughter, as "very nice, very sociable."

Pudal said he had never met the reported suicide bomber, Ismael Mostefai, and had never heard him being discussed by his neighbors.


10:05 a.m.

An emotional Madonna asked the crowd to observe a moment of silence for the victims of the Paris attacks and their families during a concert in Stockholm.

Her eyes welling up and voice cracking, Madonna said she was considering cancelling Saturday night's show "because in many ways I feel torn. Why am I up here dancing and having fun when people are crying over the loss of their loved ones?"

But then, she said, she thought canceling the show would let the terrorists win: "Why should I allow them to stop me and to stop us from enjoying freedom?"

"Only love will change the world," Madonna said, before asking the crowd in Tele 2 Arena to fall silent and say a prayer for the victims. She resumed the concert with her 1989 hit single "Like a Prayer."


9:30 a.m.

A French judicial official says a Seat car with suspected links to Friday's deadly Paris attacks has been found by police in Montreuil, a suburb 6 kilometers (nearly 4 miles) east of the French capital.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not publicly authorized to speak, could not immediately confirm if this was the same black Seat linked to the gun attacks on the Le Carillon bar and the Le Petit Cambodge restaurant in Rue Alibert in the city's 10th district.

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said Saturday that gunmen armed with automatic weapons pulled up in that model of car before opening fire, killing 15 people and injuring 10.

The Islamic state group has claimed responsibility for the attacks in Paris, which killed 129 people and wounded over 350.

—Thomas Adamson in Paris.


8:30 a.m.

French officials have identified one of the Paris attackers as Ismael Mostefai, a 29-year-old Frenchman who had been flagged for links to Islamic radicalism.

A French judicial official says Mostefai's father, a brother and other family members have been detained and are being questioned Sunday.

The mayor of the French city of Chartres, Jean-Pierre Gorges, identified Mostefai as a resident in a Facebook post. The judicial official confirmed the name, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

The Paris prosecutor said one of the attackers was a 29-year-old Frenchman born in the Chartres region who had been known to authorities for radicalism. The prosecutor said he was identified by fingerprints on a finger found in the carnage of the Paris attacks Friday night, which left at least 129 dead and hundreds wounded.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

— Angela Charlton in Paris.


7:25 a.m.

Around 100 Iranians held a candlelight vigil in front of the French Embassy in Tehran to mourn the victims of the Paris attacks.

The gathering late Saturday was reported by the Shargh daily, a reformist newspaper. The paper reported Sunday that some of those gathered had posted hand-written messages of condolence on nearby walls.

The attacks in Paris, which killed 129 people and were claimed by the Islamic State group, have been condemned by political and religious leaders across the Muslim world. Iran has provided training and other support to forces battling the extremist group in neighboring Iraq.


7 a.m.

Special church services are planned at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and around France in honor of 129 people killed in attacks that terrified the country.

Notre Dame, like other Paris sites, is closed to tourists Sunday but will be open to church-goers coming for services during the day.

A special Mass by Paris Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois will be held at 6:30 p.m. (1730 GMT; 1230 PM Eastern Time) for families of victims and survivors, and the church will ring its renowned bells in a special homage.

In a message to parishioners, the cardinal says, "Our country knows the pain of mourning and must face barbarity propagated by fanatical groups."

French Muslim groups have firmly denounced the attacks, claimed by the Islamic State group. Some are concerned they will prompt a backlash against France's overwhelmingly moderate Muslim community.


2:30 a.m.

The Empire State Building is dark in sympathy for the people of Paris after more than 120 people were killed in Friday's series of shootings and explosions.

Saturday is the second consecutive night the 102-story New York landmark is not lit up.

The 408-foot (125-meter)spire atop One World Trade Center is lit again Saturday night in the colors of the French flag. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the spire will remain lit blue, white and red on Sunday.

New York City's Mayor Bill de Blasio says an arch in Manhattan's Washington Square Park was also illuminated with the French colors on Saturday.


2:05 a.m.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the only Australian casualty has undergone surgery and is expected to make a full recovery.

Only one Australian was injured in the attacks. Emma Parkinson, 19, of Hobart, was shot in the hip at the Bataclan concert hall.

Turnbull said he spoke to Parkinson after she had undergone surgery in a Paris hospital. Australian Ambassador to France Stephen Brady was a frequent visitor to her bedside.

"She's a brave girl and, in all the circumstances, in good spirits," Turnbull said.