State of emergency after deadly Paris attacks

State of emergency after deadly Paris attacks
2 min read
14 November, 2015
A state of emergency has been declared after multiple attacks struck 7 separate locations in the French capital, Paris, on Friday evening with scores of fatalities according to French police.
Attacks occurred on multiple locations in Paris [Getty]

Multiple attacks have taken place in various locations in the French capital, Paris, on Friday evening with at least 140 people dead according to French police, which is likely to increase.

Authorities have confirmed shooting and bombing attacks on seven seperate locations around Paris.

The French President Francois Hollande announced a state of emergency across the country including a closure of French borders.


The first attack was a shootout at a Cambodian restaurant in Paris' busy 10th Arrondissement that resulted in several fatalities and numerous injuries.

Police reported that at least two suicide bombers detonated bombs close to the Stade de France stadium, where a football match between France and Germany was taking place, attended by French President Francois Hollande, who was rushed to safety.

Attackers also stormed the Bataclan concert hall where a music event was taking place, taking around a 100 people hostage.

Eyewitnesses inside the concert hall said that multiple gunmen stormed the venue and opened fire with automatic weapons.

One survivor called a local radio station and said the shooters were killing people one by one and urged for help.

Gunfire and multiple explosions were heard outside the Bataclan concert hall before security forces stormed the building where three attackers were killed.

Police sources announced that at least 100 poeople were killed at the Bataclan concert hall.

Paris city officials have called on the capital's residents to stay home and seek shelter after the deadly attacks.

Over 1500 military personnel were deployed in Paris to secure the French capital after one of the deadliest attacks in the city's history.

US President Barack Obama held a press conference in Washington in which he described the attacks as "outrageous attempt to terrorise innocent civilians".