PARIS ATTACK: 153 Killed; ISIS 'Claims Responsibility' [VIDEOS & IMAGES]

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.”
VIDEO: One Spirit, one song. Fans exiting the Paris soccer match sing the national anthem.


Dans un tunnel de sortie du Stade de France, sortie dans le calme.... Et la Marseillaise. #fier
Posted by Karl Olive on Friday, November 13, 2015


Spectators invade the pitch of the Stade de France stadium after two explosions were heard during the international friendly soccer France against Germany
Spectators invade the pitch of the Stade de France stadium after two explosions were heard during the international friendly soccer France against Germany
Spectators wait on the pitch of the during the match between France and Germany at Stade de France after two suicide bombers detonated explosives outside
Spectators wait on the pitch of the during the match between France and Germany at Stade de France after two suicide bombers detonated explosives outside

U.S. President Barack Obama, speaking to reporters in Washington, called the attacks on Paris “outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians” and vowed to do whatever it takes to help bring the perpetrators to justice. He called the attacks a “heartbreaking situation” and an “attack on all of humanity.”

Earlier Friday, two explosions were heard outside the Stade de France stadium north of Paris during a France-Germany exhibition soccer game. A police union official said there were two suicide attacks and a bombing that killed at least three people. The official, Gregory Goupil of the Alliance Police Nationale, whose region includes the area of the stadium, said explosions went off simultaneously near two entrances and a McDonalds.

An Associated Press reporter in the stadium Friday night heard two explosions loud enough to penetrate the sounds of cheering fans. Sirens were immediately heard, and a helicopter was circling overhead. The attack comes as France has heightened security measures ahead of a major global climate conference that starts in two weeks, out of fear of violent protests and potential terrorist attacks. Hollande canceled a planned trip to this weekend’s G-20 summit in Turkey, which was to focus in large part on growing fears of terrorism carried out by Islamic extremists.

Emilio Macchio, from Ravenna, Italy, was at the Carillon restaurant that was targeted, having a beer on the sidewalk, when the shooting started. He said he didn’t see any gunmen or victims, but hid behind a corner, then ran away.

“It sounded like fireworks,” he said.

France has been on edge since January, when Islamic extremists attacked the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which had run cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, and a kosher grocery. Twenty people died, including the three attackers. The Charlie Hebdo attackers claimed links to extremists in Yemen, while the kosher market attacker claimed ties to the Islamic State group.

This time, they targeted young people enjoying a rock concert and ordinary city residents enjoying a Friday night out.

“The big question on everyone’s mind is, were these attackers, if they turn out to be connected to one of the groups in Syria, were they homegrown terrorists or were they returning fighters from having served” with the Islamic State group, Jenkins said. “That will be a huge question.”


Fan footage shows how the players continued to play football despite the horrific blast 
Fan footage shows how the players continued to play football despite the horrific blast 
Fans can be heard screaming in terror and confusion following the loud explosion outside the ground
Fans can be heard screaming in terror and confusion following the loud explosion outside the ground
Terrified and confused, fans wait on the pitch following the devastating attacks in Paris 
Terrified and confused, fans wait on the pitch following the devastating attacks in Paris 
Thousands of fans poured on to the pitch following the final whistle of the France vs Germany game
Thousands of fans poured on to the pitch following the final whistle of the France vs Germany game
France and Germany fans are brought onto the pitch at the Stade de France after a terror attack in Paris
France and Germany fans are brought onto the pitch at the Stade de France after a terror attack in Paris
France and Germany supporters gather together on the pitch at the Stade de France on Friday night 
France and Germany supporters gather together on the pitch at the Stade de France on Friday night 
Hundreds of supporters make their way out of the Stade de France after being held there for their safety
Hundreds of supporters make their way out of the Stade de France after being held there for their safety
Police monitor the crowds as people are slowly evacuated from the stadium on Friday night  
Police monitor the crowds as people are slowly evacuated from the stadium on Friday night 
A French couple look scared as they stand together inside the Stade de France after a terror attack 
A French couple look scared as they stand together inside the Stade de France after a terror attack 
The France national team look startled as they listen to the sound of gunfire from the Stade de France 
The France national team look startled as they listen to the sound of gunfire from the Stade de France 
France and Germany supporters wait until they can be escorted safely away from the stadium 
France and Germany supporters wait until they can be escorted safely away from the stadium 







Associated Press inputs






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