Is al-Qaida Behind New Attacks & Shootings in Paris?

Police secure the area close Jules Ferry Square in central Paris, on November 13, 2015. A number of people were killed and others injured in a series of gun attacks across Paris. (Getty)

Police secure the area close Jules Ferry Square in central Paris, on November 13, 2015. A number of people were killed and others injured in a series of gun attacks across Paris. (Getty)

NBC reporter Richard Engel tweeted that al-Qaida or its Yemni sub-group could be responsible for the November 13 terror attacks in Paris. Earlier statements had linked the attack on a restaurant, an Eagles of Death Metal concert and the Stade De France to ISIS.

President Obama has refused to speculate on who is responsible for the attacks.

CNN reports that 149 people are dead in total in Paris. Meanwhile the AFP reports that 1,500 extra French soldiers have been deployed on the streets of their nation’s capital.

Spectators wait on the pitch of the Stade de France stadium in Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris' suburb on November 13, 2015 after a series of gun attacks occurred across Paris as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. At least 18 people were killed, with at least 15 people had been killed at the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris, only around 200 metres from the former offices of Charlie Hebdo which were attacked by jihadists in January. AFP PHOTO /        (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Spectators wait on the pitch of the Stade de France stadium in Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris’ suburb on November 13, 2015 after a series of gun attacks occurred across Paris as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. At least 18 people were killed, with at least 15 people had been killed at the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris, only around 200 metres from the former offices of Charlie Hebdo which were attacked by jihadists in January. AFP PHOTO / (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

On November 2, the Washington Post reported that there was a beef between al-Qaida and ISIS had degenerated in a “name-calling dispute.”

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