Paris Shooting, explosions co-ordinated, bodies all over street, up to 40 dead over 100 held hostage in Theatre


Paris shootings and explosions near Stade de France kill 18

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Scene of shooting
Image caption Multiple gunshots were heard around the Petit Cambodge restaurant

At least 18 people have been killed in several shootings in the French capital, Paris, as well as explosions at the Stade de France.

At least one man opened fire with an automatic gun at the Petit Cambodge restaurant in the 11th district.

Liberation newspaper reports shootings near the Bataclan arts centre.

Three explosions are also reported outside a bar near the Stade de France, where France were hosting Germany.

Reports say French President Francois Hollande was watching the match and has been moved to safety.

Live: Follow the latest developments here.

A BBC journalist at the Petit Cambodge restaurant says he can see 10 people on the road either dead or seriously injured.

He says police have now arrived and sealed off the area.

An eyewitness told Liberation he had heard more than 100 rounds being fired.

It says the gunman has fled the scene.

Paris shootings

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Paris shooting: Several killed and injured after ‘Kalashnikov and grenade attacks’ across French capital

Many people killed after several shootings and explosions across central Paris – follow live updates

Paris shooting: Several killed and injured after ‘Kalashnikov and grenade attacks’ across French capital

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2015-11-13 22:15:52.0
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• ‘Several killed’ after ‘Kalashnikov attack’
• Explosions heard outside Stade de France

• Multiple attack sites across the French capital
• Reports of suicide attacks and hostages taken

Latest

22:15

Attacks coordinated

Paris’s deputy mayor says it is too early to say if the attacks were coordinated acts of terror, but that it looks that way. US officials state the attacks were coordinated.

22:14

‘Pools of blood’ at Bataclan

Student Fabien Baron said:

Quote I was on my way to my sister’s when I heard shots being fired. Then I saw three people dead on the ground, I know they were dead because they were being wrapped up in plastic bags.

22:10

30 dead

The latest reported death toll is 30.

22:08

France v Germany match over Crowds moved onto the pitch:

22:05

French terror attacks

Terror attacks in France
As new emerges of the latest shooting in Paris, we look back on the terror tragedies that have hit France in recent years
March 2012
A French Algerian killed three soldiers, a teacher and three young students at a Jewish school in Toulouse. He was later killed by police during a siege at his flat.
23 May 2103
A convert to Islam named as Alexandre Dhaussy stabbed a French soldier in the neck at La Defense in Paris. The soldier survived the attack.
December 2014
Joue-les-Tours: A French national born in Burrundi attacked several police officers with a knife shouting “Allahu Akbar” (Arabic for “God is great”). He wounded three officers before he was shot dead.
7 January 2015
Said and Cherif Kouachi shot dead 12 people at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, including some of the publication’s famed cartoonists.
8 January 2015
Amedy Coulibaly kills a policewoman before entering a Jewish supermarket in Paris where he shot dead four others. Coulibaly and the Kouachi brothers died in separate shoot outs with police.
3 February 2015
Three soldiers on a patrol outside a Jewish community centre in Nice are attacked by an armed man. He stabbed one officer in the arm and slashed the cheek of another before he was arrested.
26 June 2015
Saint-Quentin-Fallavier: Two attackers entered a chemical factory near Grenoble with the aim of setting off explosives. One man was beheaded and several others were injured. One suspect was arrested. A black flag with Arabic writing was found on the scene and President Francois Hollande described it as a terror attack.

22:02

Moment of explosion?

22:00

‘Gunmen shouted Allah Akbar’

Louis, inside the Bataclan, told France Info radio the men opened fire and shouted “Allah Akbar”.

He only saw silhouettes. He said:

Quote The men came in and started shooting. Everyone fell to the ground. It was hell.

I took my mum, and we hid. Someone near us said they have gone, so we ran out. I was only thinking of escaping.

We’re out now. I think people are still inside.

It’s a nightmare – a nightmare.

21:58

Police everywhere

Paris, for the second time in a year is under siege:

Police at the scene following a shooting by a man with Kalashnikov near Place de la République in ParisPolice at the scene following a shooting by a man with Kalashnikov near Place de la République in Paris  Photo: Sky News

21:57

One of the sites 60 hostages

Twitter reports that scores have been taken hostage: 21:55

Bataclan location – very close to Charlie Hebdo offices

21:50

Summary so far

As we try to make sense of exactly what is going on, The Telegraph’s David Chazan has this summary of what we know:

Quote 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, police said.

Grenades were reportedly thrown at a stadium in the north of the French capital where a football match between France and Germany was being held, witnesses said.

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.

The motive of the shootings is unknown, but Parisians feared that terrorists had again attacked the French capital, where 17 people were killed in a series of attacks in January that began with the shootings of staff at the office of the Charlie Hebdo magazine. Sirens were heard throughout central Paris.

Helicopters were seen in the air near the stadium

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The scene following a shooting by a man with Kalashnikov near Place de la République in Paris

The scene following a shooting by a man with Kalashnikov near Place de la République in Paris Photo: Twitter
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• ‘Several killed’ after ‘Kalashnikov attack’
• Explosions heard outside Stade de France

• Multiple attack sites across the French capital
• Reports of suicide attacks and hostages taken

Latest

21:56

60 hostages

Twitter reports that scores have been taken hostage:

21:55

Bataclan location – very close to Charlie Hebdo offices

21:50

Summary so far

As we try to make sense of exactly what is going on, The Telegraph’s David Chazan has this summary of what we know:

Quote 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, police said.

Grenades were reportedly thrown at a stadium in the north of the French capital where a football match between France and Germany was being held, witnesses said.

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.

The motive of the shootings is unknown, but Parisians feared that terrorists had again attacked the French capital, where 17 people were killed in a series of attacks in January that began with the shootings of staff at the office of the Charlie Hebdo magazine. Sirens were heard throughout central Paris.

Helicopters were seen in the air near the stadium.

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