- Published on Nov 13, 2015
A night of bloodshed in the French capital Paris. At least 120 people have been killed in a series of seemingly-coordinated shootings, explosions and a hostage situation across the city. Gunmen attacked a concert hall in central Paris, taking scores of people hostage. They killed the hostages one by one. Security forces secured the building and killed three hostage takers. Police say dozens were killed in the attack. Paris Public Prosecutor said that at least 120 people and five terrorists were killed in the hostage situation and other terrorist attacks across the city. In one incident, a gunman with an automatic gun opened fire on a restaurant. Four other shootings were carried out in different locations. At least three explosions were also heard near the Stade de France stadium, where the France national football team was hosting Germany. Paris municipality has asked Parisians to stay home. Fifteen hundred extra soldiers have been deployed to Paris after the attacks.
Published on Nov 13, 2015
The French president has declared a state of emergency across the country following the deadly attacks in and around the capital Paris. Francois Hollande said in a brief statement that he has ordered the closure of the country’s borders and has asked for military backup to make sure that no new attack can take place. The French president also urged the nation to stand firm and united. He made the statement after holding a crisis meeting with top security officials in the Interior Ministry.