Paris: 127 dead after multiple attacks on French capital



At least 127 people were killed and scores were wounded, 80 of them critically, in apparently coordinated attacks late Friday on six sites across the French capital ranging from restaurants and a concert venue to a sports stadium.

The attacks were claimed by the jihadist Islamic State group early on Saturday.

Simultaneous shootings and explosions took place across Paris starting at 9:20pm (8:20pm GMT).

Three explosions take place near the Stade de France stadium during a friendly match between France and Germany attended by some 80,000 spectators, including French President François Hollande, who was immediately evacuated. Spectators were told to move out onto the pitch to await further instructions from security forces. One person was killed in the blast along with three suicide bombers.

In the 10th district (arrondissement) of Paris, 12 people are killed on the terrace of popular Cambodian restaurant, Le Petit Cambodge.

On rue de Charonne in the 11th district, 18 people are killed in gunfire that witnesses said lasted for two or three minutes.

At the Bataclan concert hall, where the California-based group Eagles of Death Metal were performing, several armed men open fire on the audience, crying “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) and take hostages.

In the 11th district near to iconic Place de la République, five people are killed on the terrace of pizzeria La Casa Nostra.

Another attack in which one is killed happened at the same time on the other side of Place de la République. One suicide bomber is killed.

At 12:30am, police storm the Bataclan venue, ending the operation 30 minutes later. At least 82 people were killed in the concert hall attack, as well as four attackers: three die after activating their suicide vests and the fourth is shot dead.

A total of eight attackers were killed, seven of which blew themselves up.

Psenny Daniel, a journalist from the daily Le Monde that lives behind the Bataclan concert hall was able to capture a shocking video as people are fleeing the Bataclan. Injured and dead are lying on the ground as others try to help. One person is seen hanging from the two story window.

LIVE report from France 24

Graphic – The moments after the attack outside the Cambodge restaurant.

Image of bodies covered in sheets outside the Cafe Rue de Charonne.

One of the captives took to Facebook to plead for help.
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The scene inside the Stade de France Stadium a few hours ago.

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