Paris terror attack: What we know about the attackers

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 13: A policeman patrols near the Boulevard des Filles-du-Calvaire after an attack November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. Gunfire and explosions in multiple locations erupted in the French capital with early casualty reports indicating at least 60 dead. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
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PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 13: A policeman patrols near the Boulevard des Filles-du-Calvaire after an attack November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. Gunfire and explosions in multiple locations erupted in the French capital with early casualty reports indicating at least 60 dead. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)

Credit: Thierry Chesnot

Credit: Thierry Chesnot

So far, French authorities have released very little  information about the men  who carried out the attacks in Paris.

Here's what we know now:

  • The exact number of terrorists involved in the attacks is not known.
  • There is speculation that some of the attackers may still be on the loose.
  • The Paris prosecutor is reporting that five attackers have been "neutralized."
  • Three were reportedly killed by security forces as authorities retook the concert hall Baraclan.
  • At least two attackers are believed to have died in suicide attacks at the sports stadium Stade de France.
  • We do not know who was behind the attacks. The Islamic State and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula are two terror groups some believe could be responsible.