Gateway Gazette

Paris, France on Lockdown

Following six separate terrorist attacks in the city earlier today a state of emergency has been declared by French President, Francois Hollande.

The casualty count is undetermined at this time with initial reports indicating a range of 100 – 160 people as dead.

According to French officials, at least:

  • 112 were killed at the Bataclan theater.
  • 14 were killed on Rue Bichat at the site of the Le Petit Cambodge restaurant, in the 10th district.
  • 19 died on Rue de Charonne in the 11th district, outside a bar called La Belle Equipe.
  • Four were killed on Avenue de la Republique, in the 10th district.
  • Four others died outside the Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris.

The synchronized attacks took place at separate locations: The Bataclan concert hall where an American band, the Eagles of Metal, were performing; outside the Stade de France Stadium where President Hollande was watching a soccer game between France and Germany; two restaurants and two bars.

Paris will remain on lockdown with all public facilities remaining closed on Saturday, November 14th.

Approximately 1,500 military personnel were deployed in Paris immediately following the attacks. French police believe all attackers are dead. At this time nobody has come forward to take responsibility for the attacks.

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