In what has now been described as the worst attack in french history since world war II, last night will be remembered for years to come, as Gun men numbering about eight carried out deadly coordinated attacks in six locations across the capital city of France.
More details below…
Many news agencies put the death toll at between 120 and 153 casualties.
Atleast there were 112 causalities reported at a concert hall where an american rock band performed. The Bataclan theatre is said to be where the highest casualties was recorded, as the theatre can house up to 1,500 people.
About 4 people were killed outside a stadium where the French and German team had a soccer game. In the course of the game, two explosions were heard. It was also said that the french president, Francois hollande and German Foreign Minister were present in stadium when the bombs went off . The French president was evacuated and was taken to the interior ministry which is said to be near the Stade De France stadium.
About 19 people were reportedly killed in a local Cambodian restaurant, Le Petit, with Ak47 weilding terrorists screaming “Allahu Akbar” and opened fire.
Many eye witnesses at the theatre reported that about Four men attacked the hall, shooting at the crowd for 10 – 15 minutes. The gun men wore no masks and heard shouting “This is for Syria” and ” Allah Akbar (God is great in Arabic)”.
Two of the terrorists blew themselves up in the stadium and one at the restaurant. It was also learnt that the four gunmen who attacked the Baltacan Theatre where the casualty is highest all blew themselves up.
After he was evacuated from the Stadium, Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency in a national broadcast. This is the first declaration of state of emergency since world war II. He also announced the closure of all France’s borders. additional 1,500 army re-inforcements were deployed to Paris to assist the security operatives over there
French President, Francois Hollande Addressing his country men
The world is a mess right now… So sad… Our prayers are with the french people at this time.