|A series of coordinated terror attacks in the heart of Paris have left as many as 142 dead, including 11 at a restaurant on Rue Bichat|
A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed scores of people in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. President Francois Hollande pledged that France would stand firm against what he called terrorism. Emergency has been clamped across the country.
- President Francois Hollande says France will be “merciless” against those behind the deadliest attacks in the country in decades.
- Many Twitter accounts related to jihadists are celebrating the attack.
- ISIS takes responsibility of the attack
- A total of eight militants were killed, including seven by their suicide belts, during today’s attacks in Paris that left at least 153 dead, a source close to the investigation said.
- 200 people injured, 80 people serious
- Rock band U2 has postponed its Saturday night concert in Paris in the light of the deadly attacks across the city Friday night.
- Death toll rises to 153
- British Prime Minister David Cameron also offered his condolences, saying he was shocked by the ‘brazen attack’ and vowed to extend all help possible.
- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemning ‘the despicable terrorist attacks’ and demanded the immediate release of numerous hostages held in the Bataclan theater.
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a statement saying she was ‘deeply shaken’ by the horrific series of events and that her thoughts were with the victims “of the apparent terrorist attack.”
|Victims of the shooting attack lay on the pavement with medics outside La Bell Equipe restaurant in Paris|
|Bodies litter the streets of a Paris alley after a string of terror attacks in the French capital which led President Francois Hollande to declare a national state of emergency|
|Two police officials said at least 11 people were killed in the restaurant shootout in Paris|
|A soldier stands by victims in the 10th district of Paris where an AK47 wielding fanatic gunned down 11 people at a Cambodian restaurant|
|Bloodied: A French policeman assists a blood-covered victim near the Bataclan concert hall following the attacks|
- President Pranab Mukherjee today condemned the deadly terrorist attacks in the French capital Paris and expressed anguish over the incident in which at least 120 people were killed.
- No Indian dead or injured in the attacks
- The worst carnage was at a concert hall hosting an American rock band, where scores of people were held hostage and attackers hurled explosives at their captives. Police who stormed the building, killing three attackers, encountered a bloody scene of horror inside.
- Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said as many as five attackers may have been killed, though it was not clear how many there were altogether and how many were still at large. Authorities said the death toll at the six sites could exceed 120. Agency Reuters say the death toll have reached 140 people.
- Hollande declared a state of emergency and announced that he was closing the country’s borders. The violence spread fear through the city and exceeded the horrors of the Charlie Hebdo attack just 10 months ago.
- In addition to the deaths at the concert hall, a police official said 11 people were killed in a Paris restaurant in the 10th arrondissement and other officials said at least three people died when bombs went off outside a stadium.
- There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, and no clear picture of how many attackers were involved and if any were on the run. Jihadists on Twitter immediately praised the attack and criticized France’s military operations against Islamic State extremists.
|French fire brigade members aid an injured individual near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris|
Hollande, who had to be evacuated from the stadium when the bombs went off outside, said in a televised address that the nation would stand firm and united.”This is a terrible ordeal that again assails us,” he said. “We know where it comes from, who these criminals are, who these terrorists are.”