At Least 150 Dead After Multiple Terror Attacks in Paris; Here's What We Know So Far [Video]


The entire world is in mourning tonight after at least 150 people were killed in Paris, France following a string of coordinated terror attacks.

Since tragedy struck this evening, there have been dozens of news reports all sending out bits and pieces of information — a lot of it can be overwhelming — especially during an emotionally heavy time like this.

Thankfully, the good folks over at CNN gave a succinct rundown of everything that has happened so far.

Take a look:

What happened?

Coordinated attacks took place in multiple locations throughout Paris, including a theater, the Stade-de-France, and at least two restaurants.

— At least 153 people have been killed, according to French officials. Paris’ Deputy Mayor Patrick Klugman: Death toll is going to rise significantly.

— Five suspected attackers have been “neutralized,” the Paris prosecutor’s office said, according to French media.

— We do not know how many attackers were involved. Police are still searching for gunmen.

— No one has taken responsibility.

Where were the attacks?

Bataclan concert hall

— At least 112 were killed here, according to the French interior ministry.

— Police stormed the theater in a rescue operation. Two attackers were killed, initial police reports indicated.

— An U.S. band, “Eagles of Death Metal,” a pop alternative group from Palm Desert, California, had been scheduled to play.

— Witness told Radio France the attackers entered firing pump rifles and shouting “Allahu akbar.”


— Four people were killed outside the sports stadium in Saint-Denis, a suburb to the north of Paris.

— France was playing Germany in a soccer match at the time.

— An eyewitness, Gabriel Haddad, told CNN two explosions could be heard in the background during the game.

— One of the explosions appeared to be a suicide bombing, a Western intelligence source receiving direct intelligence from the scene told CNN’s Deborah Feyerick.

— A dismembered body, consistent with the aftermath of an explosion from that type of device, was found at the scene, the source said.

— French President Francois Hollande was at the stadium, but was safely evacuated.

Other locations

— At least 14 people were killed at the site of the restaurant located on Rue Bichat, in the 10th district of Paris.

— At least 19 people were killed outside a bar called La Belle Epuipe on Rue de Charonne in the 11th district of Paris.

— Four people died on Avenue de la Republique, in the 10th district of the French capital.

The scene in Paris

— President Hollande said Friday that a state of emergency was being put in place in the Paris area following the attacks.

— French authorities will also close borders to prevent any potential attackers from entering French territory and to capture any suspects involved in attacks.


— U.S. President Barack Obama: “We’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians.”

— U.S. Government official: At this hour no credible or specific threat to the U.S. homeland.

— U.S. intelligence agencies are looking at all signals intelligence, including communications intercepts, looking for any indication if there may have been advanced planning or coordination, according to a US intelligence official.

— Russian leader Vladimir Putin sent his condolences to President Hollande and all the people of France.

We’ll update the site with more information as it becomes available.

Update: ISIS has taken responsibility for the attacks.

French President Francois Hollande vowed a “merciless” response to the slaughter after ISIS claimed responsibility.

The assailants, working in three teams, attacked concert-goers, cafe diners and soccer fans in at least six locations in the French capital. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said that seven attackers were killed in the carnage, including six who blew themselves up with suicide belts. Authorities earlier had said eight attackers were involved.

French media partially identified two of the attackers as Ismail M. and Abbdul Akbak B. A former French official confirmed to NBC News that those partial identities are correct. The brother and father of the attacker identified as Ismail M. were taken into custody Saturday, the official said.

For more detailed updates/information — continue to visit CNN or BBC. After all, over here at, we specialize in tea — not terror!

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