Paris terror attacks: What we know so far


Paris: Over 150 people are believed dead in the multiple, co-ordinated terror attacks that rocked the French capital on Friday evening.

Here are 10 latest developments related to the attacks:

  1. Gunmen and bombers attacked restaurants, a concert hall and a sports stadium at locations across Paris on Friday.
  2. So far, 153 people are believed to have been killed in the attacks, as per CNN.
  3. A shaken French President Francois Hollande had described the attacks as unprecedented.
  4. Over 100 people were killed at the Bataclan music hall where a rock concert was underway.
  5. Some 50 other people were killed in up to five other attacks in the Paris region.
  6. In one of the attacks, an apparent double suicide bombing took place outside the national stadium where Hollande and the German Foreign Minister were watching a friendly soccer international.
  7. After being whisked from the soccer stadium near the blasts, Hollande declared a nationwide state of emergency – the first in decades – and announced the closure of France’s borders to stop perpetrators escaping. The Paris metro railway was closed and schools, universities and municipal buildings were ordered to stay shut on Saturday. However some rail and air services are expected to run.
  8. AFP is reporting that all eight terrorists involved in the attacks have been killed.
  9. Islamic State, or the ISIS, has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attacks, claim reports.
  10. The coordinated assault came as France, a founder member of the US-led coalition waging air strikes against Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq, was on high alert for terrorist attacks ahead of a global climate conference in Paris later this month.

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