60 dead in multiple attacks in Paris


Source: Associated Press

Paris police say at least 60 people are dead and hostages have been taken in what appears to be a co-ordinated attack across the French capital.

Within minutes tonight, there was a mass shooting outside a restaurant, at least one explosion outside a soccer stadium and a shooting and hostage taking at a music venue, according to police.

Police confirmed the shooting near Le Carillon restaurant in the 10th arrondisement.

Meanwhile, two explosions were heard near the Stade de France, the country’s national football stadium, while a France-Germany friendly football match was going on inside.

epa05023768 Police officers arrive at the scene of a shooting in Paris, France, 13 November 2015. A shooting occurred in a restaurant late 13 November in Paris, with newspaper Liberation reporting several dead. Explosions have also been reported near the Stade de France.  EPA/YOAN VALAT
Police officers arrive at the scene of a shooting in Paris, France, 13 November 2015.  EPA/YOAN VALAT



An official in President Francois Hollande’s office told The Associated Press the French president had left the stadium to meet with top security officials in the Interior Ministry.

Local media have reported that police believe the explosions were created by hand grenades.

Police said dozens of hostages were taken at the Bataclan concert hall on Boulevard Voltaire, where an Eagles of Death Metal concert was scheduled.



4 Responses to 60 dead in multiple attacks in Paris

  1. Jean Rycroft
    Jean Rycroft November 13, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Sad news!

  2. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes November 13, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    In the US we have learned since 9/11 never to think that it has nothing to do with us. It is in the Caribbean that they have that mindset. We are well aware that it can happen to us.


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