Barack Obama has paid his condolences to the people of Paris, calling the violence ‘an attack on all of humanity’.
The US president told a press conference: ‘This is an attack not just on Paris, not just on the people of France but it is also an attack on all of humanity. Those who think they can terrorise the people of France and the values they stand for are wrong.’
Meanwhile in Britain, David Cameron said he was ‘shocked’ by the unfolding atrocity in Paris and vowed the UK will do ‘whatever we can to help’.
The Prime Minister said his ‘thoughts and prayers’ were with the French people as reports of the shootings came through.
Mr Cameron said: ‘I am shocked by events in Paris tonight. Our thoughts and prayers are with the French people. We will do whatever we can to help.’
Mr Corbyn said: ‘My thoughts are with the people of Paris tonight. We stand in solidarity with the French. Such acts are heinous and immoral.’
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called the attacks ‘heinous and immoral’ and shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn said: ‘Terrible events in Paris. We are all thinking of those who have lost their lives, the injured and their families. Solidarite avec Paris.’
Archbishop of Canterbury Most Rev Justin Welby said: ‘Tragic Paris, desperate news of deep tragedy, with heartbreak for so many. We weep with those affected, pray for deliverance and justice.’
London mayor Boris Johnson said: ‘Saddened to hear the terrible news from Paris – my thoughts and those of Londoners are with Parisians tonight.’
German chancellor Angela Merkel is ‘deeply shocked’ by the attacks, and has conveyed her sympathy and solidarity, the German foreign office said.