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American Killed In Paris Terror Attacks

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An American college student studying in Paris was one of the victims killed in the terror attacks that struck the French capital, the college announced.

California State University Long Beach identified the American as one of its students, Nohemi Gonzalez, 20.

The school said in a statement that Gonzalez, of El Monte, California, was a junior studying design.

Gonzalez was attending a semester abroad program at Strate College of Design.

College President Jane Close Conoley said she was "deeply saddened" by the news.

"Our university stands with our nearly 80 foreign exchange students from France as they struggle with this tragedy," she said.

Earlier, a State Department spokesman confirmed that Americans were among the injured in the attacks.

The department's deputy spokesman, Mark Toner, said Saturday that "the U.S. Embassy in Paris is working around the clock to assist American citizens affected by this tragedy."

A U.S. source said two Americans are known to have been injured in the attacks, CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton reports.

A male American suffered a leg injury that wasn't believed to be life-threatening, the source said. He was receiving medical care and has been in touch with his family in the U.S.

The second known American is a female who was receiving care for unknown injuries, Milton reports. Her family was with her.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has claimed responsibility for the attacks, considered the deadliest on France since World War II. At least 129 people died Friday night in shootings at cafes, suicide bombings near France's stadium and a massacre inside a concert hall.

French President Francois Holland has declared three days of mourning and raised the nation's security to the highest level.

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