Paris under terror attacks: France closed its borders and declared a state of emergency after 3 terror attacks killing 170 people
Paris, France: Monitoring Desk, TV reports: France has closed down its borders and declared a state of emergency in the country after terror attacks killing 170 people. Reuters while citing a Paris city hall official, puts the death toll of the various attacks at about 140 people. While unconfirmed sources claiming death toll over 170 persons.
Media reports suggest that 7 different attacks were reported but official sources confirmed coordinated attacks at 4 different places. According to a witness, one attacker in the concert hall had shouted “Allahu akbar,” meaning “God is great” in Arabic, and fired into the crowd.
French police official says at least 100 people killed inside Paris concert hall
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Paris rocked with coordinated terror attacks that including suicide bombing and firing by terrorists at different parts of the city including outside the stade de France stadium where French President was watching France-Germany friendly match. According to initiate reports, at least 60 people were found dead at different places due to firing and suicide bombings. Fench media reported that two attackers have been killed and a police operation to free hostages at the concert venue was over. It may be mentioned that terrorists made 100 hostages including PARIS MAYOR ANNE HIDALGO in BATACLAN THEATER. French President Francois Hollande says he is closing the country’s borders and declaring a state of emergency. Involvement of Islamist terrorists could not be ruled out, said French media AFP reports that over 60 people are fear to dead and situation is still on-going, indicating more attacks were possible and number of dead could increase. World leaders have condemned Paris terror attacks. New York and Washington are at high alert after Paris terror attacks. All United States airports have been sent Red alert. European airports received High to Red alert warnings. US President Obama is giving a live statement over Paris attacks. President Obama said that:
“We stand together with [France],”
President Barack Obama offered his support to the French people at a press conference Friday evening. “Once again we’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians,” Obama said. “This is not an attack just on Paris. This is not an attack on all of France. This is an attack on all of humanity and the values we share.” Obama said that he plans to be in contact with French President Fracois Hollande in the next few days.
Twitter messages and French media report shooting and suicide bombings. According to reports, explosions took place outside the stadium at gate D and H and over 15 people killed in this two attacks.
Meanwhile, in separate incidents of firing at a restaurant and on street, a number of people were killed. It’s believed one man began firing on a group of people. Shootings in at least two locations and multiple explosions near a soccer stadium have been reported in Paris sofar. Reports are pouring in.
The French publication Liberation report that gunmen opened fire near the Carillon bar and Cambodge restaurant in the 10th arrondisement while gunfire has also been reported in the area of the Bataclan theater in the 11th arrondisement, where police reportedly say that hostages have been taken.
According to police sources, at least 18 people were killed and “many wounded” in a series of attacks in Paris by gunmen armed with kalashnikovs and grenades on Friday evening.
The first shooting to be reported took place at a Cambodian restaurant in the 10th arrondissement of the city, an area with many crowded bars and restaurants, particularly busy on Friday evening.
A second shooting was reported minutes later near a nightclub in the area, Le Bataclan, where gunmen were said to be holding hostages. Later grenades were said to have been thrown at a stadium in the north of the city where a football match between France and Germany was being held.
Large numbers of police rushed to the scene of the first attack, a Cambodian restaurant in the 10th arrondissement of the French capital. They evacuated nearby bars and restaurants.
It may be mentioned that 17 people were killed in a series of attacks in January 2015 in Paris that began with the shootings of staff at the office of the Charlie Hebdo magazine.