On Friday, November 13th 2015, three teams of ISIS terrorists staged coordinated attacks at six locations throughout Paris, including a concert hall, the Stade de France and at least two restaurants. At least 129 people were killed and 352 wounded in the attacks. Ninety-nine of the wounded are reported to be in a very serious condition. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said seven terrorists were killed, one fewer than the number ISIS claimed were involved.

The Bataclan concert hall, which was the deadliest site, with at least 89 people killed, was hosting Eagles of Death Metal, a blues rock band from Palm Desert, California when the attack there occurred. Three attackers with assault rifles entered the concert venue. They took audience members hostage and regrouped them in front of the stage before opening fire. The attackers talked about Syria and Iraq during a brief address. Police stormed the theater in a rescue operation. Two of the attackers killed themselves by detonating suicide belts and one was killed by police gunfire and his suicide belt.

Four people were killed outside the sports stadium in Saint-Denis where France was playing Germany in a soccer match at the time. Three suicide bombers and a man who had been walking by were killed. Molins said three explosions occurred over 32 minutes outside the stadium: two immediately outside the stadium and one 400 meters away. President Francois Hollande was at the stadium and among those who were evacuated following the attacks.

Fifteen people were killed when terrorists opened fire at an intersection in the 10th district of Paris near the Canal Saint Martin. Many of the victims were gathered at Le Petit Cambodge, a restaurant, and Le Carillon, a bar, both are situated on either side of rue Bichat.

About seven minutes later, five people were killed in another shooting outside Cafe Bonne Biere in the 11th district of Paris. Four minutes after that, terrorists opened fire with assault weapons on the restaurant La Belle Equipe, also in the 11th district. Nineteen people were killed in that shooting. The last attack occurred four minutes after that when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the cafe Comptoir Voltaire on boulevard Voltaire. Other than the attacker, nobody else was killed, but one person was critically wounded.

President Hollande declared a state of emergency across France, allowing authorities to limit people’s movements and impose zones of security and protection. Border controls have been tightened to prevent potential attackers from entering and to capture anyone involved in the attacks. Security forces have been increased across France and an additional 1,500 military troops have joined the security forces currently deployed.

Monuments around the world were lit up in blue, white and red in solidarity with Paris. As support for Paris swells from around the world, the investigation into the attacks has identified two of the terrorists and detained their family members, which is common practice in criminal cases in France.

Islamic State militants, who recently claimed responsibility for the Russian Jet bombing, have already claimed responsibility for Friday’s massacre in Paris. A chilling new video was released warning that countries taking part in the aerial bombing campaign against jihadi targets in Syria and Iraq would be targeted next.

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