Saturday, November 14, 2015

Paris under attack: More than 100 killed at Bataclan and restaurants

At least 100 people are reported to have died at the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris.

Gunmen took many hostages there before being overpowered when police stormed the building.

Others died in a reported suicide blast near the Stade de France and gun attacks on city centre restaurants.

Paris residents have been asked to stay indoors and about 1,500 military personnel are being deployed across the city.

The deadliest attack appears to have targeted the Bataclan concert hall, with unconfirmed reports saying that concert-goers were being shot one by one. Police sources told AFP news agency that more than 100 people had died there.

Speaking at the concert hall, President Francois Hollande said the attackers would be fought "without mercy".

At least three gunmen are reported to have been killed at the venue.

Other attacks hit Le Petit Cambodge restaurant and nearby Le Carillon in the 10th district, where a BBC reporter said he could see 10 people lying on the road, either dead or seriously injured.

And an eyewitness told Liberation newspaper that he had heard more than 100 rounds being fired at La Belle Equipe cafe in the 11th district.

Attack sites:

  • Bataclan concert venue, 50 boulevard Voltaire, 11th district - hostages held
  • Le Carillon, 18 rue Alibert, 10th district - gun attack
  • Le Petit Cambodge, 20 rue Alibert, 10th district - gun attack
  • La Belle Equipe, 92 rue de Charonne, 11th district - gun attack
  • Near Stade de France, St Denis, just north of Paris - reported suicide attack near venue as France v Germany football match played
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