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Saturday, 14 November 2015

Over 150 Persons Killed in Paris Terror Attack

France has declared a national state of emergency and tightened borders after at least 120 people were killed in a night of gun and bomb attacks in Paris.
The BBC reports that eighty people were reported killed after gunmen burst into the Bataclan concert hall and took dozens hostage.

The siege ended when security forces stormed the building.
People were shot dead at bars and restaurants at five other sites in Paris. Eight attackers are reported to have been killed.
Police believed all of the gunmen were dead but it was unclear if any accomplices were still on the run after the string of near-simultaneous attacks.
Paris residents have been asked to stay indoors and about 1,500 military personnel are being deployed across the city.
The gunmen's motives were not immediately confirmed, but one witness at the Bataclan heard one of the attackers appear to express support for the militant Islamic State (IS) group.
"It's Hollande's fault, he shouldn't have intervened in Syria!" the man shouted, according to French news agency AFP, citing the French president's decision to take part in Western air strikes on IS.

Attack sites:
Bataclan concert venue, 50 boulevard Voltaire, 11th district - gun and suicide bomb attacks
Stade de France, St Denis, just north of Paris - explosions near venue as France played Germany in football friendly
Le Carillon bar, 18 rue Alibert, 10th district - gun attack
Le Petit Cambodge restaurant, 20 rue Alibert, 10th district - gun attack
La Belle Equipe, 92 rue de Charonne, 11th district - gun attack
La Casa Nostra restaurant, 2 rue de la Fontaine au roi, 11th district - gun attack

Source: BBC

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