Paris attacks: Bataclan and other assaults leave many dead

Bloodbath in Paris: 150 are killed after jihadists take hostages at rock concert and Kalashnikov-wielding terrorist opens fire in restaurant. Two suicide bombers detonate near football stadium. 1,500 troops deployed as borders shut

More than 150 people were killed and several wounded in a series of terror attacks in the heart of Paris last night
Up to 118 were massacred in the Bataclan concert hall where terrorists were holding hundreds of people hostage
The terrorists shouted ‘Allah Akbar’ and ‘this is for Syria’ as they burst in and opened fire, eyewitnesses have said
Police raided the theatre at around midnight, killed the three extremists inside and freed the remaining hostages
French President Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency for whole country and shut all of its borders

Attack sites:

  • Bataclan concert venue, 50 boulevard Voltaire, 11th district – hostages held
  • Le Carillon, 18 rue Alibert, 10th district – gun attack
  • Le Petit Cambodge, 20 rue Alibert, 10th district – gun attack
  • La Belle Equipe, 92 rue de Charonne, 11th district – gun attack
  • Near Stade de France, St Denis, just north of Paris – reported suicide bombing near venue as France v Germany football match played
  • Reports of gunfire at at least two other sites


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