At Least 127 Dead In Multiple Terrorist Attacks In Paris

At Least 127 Dead In Multiple Terrorist Attacks In Paris

Chaos in Paris as a total of 127 people have been killed in several shootings and multiple explosions in at least seven locations in the French capital.

One of the attacks happened outside a bar near the Stade de France. In a parallel development, terrorists took hostages at the Paris Bataclan concert hall.

At Least 127 Dead In Multiple Terrorist Attacks In Paris
Terror in Paris

There were reportedly two "suicide attacks" outside the Stade de France stadium, where the France-Germany international friendly football match was underway.

In another development several gunmen opened fire with Kalashnikov rifles at the Petit Cambodge restaurant in the 11th district.

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Shooting was heard near the Bataclan arts centre, where an unknown number of terrorists took over 100 people hostage. Police evacuated bars and restaurants in the area and cordoned off the shooting zone.

The French president Francois Hollande was at the France-Germany football match when the attacks began. He was evacuated at 22:15 local time and taken to Place Beauvau, the interior ministry, where he held a crisis meeting with his ministers and Manuel Valls, the prime minister.

France declared state of emergency and closed its borders after the Paris attacks. A state of emergency had not been declared in France since the riots of 2005.

President Obama of the USA said: “This is not just an attack on Paris, not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity.”

The tweets below explain more on the carnage in the city.

 

 

 

There are fears that not all of the attackers have been accounted for as arrested or killed.

Source: Legit.ng

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