October 23, 2016

Paris attacks: David Cameron ‘shocked’ after over 120 killed in French capital

President Francois Hollande has declared a state of emergency in France, after over 100 people were killed in a series of six apparently co-ordinated violent attacks in Paris.

Explosions were heard at a bar near the Stade de France where the French national football team was playing against Germany in a friendly match.

Shots were fired at at least two restaurants, while around 120 people were taken hostage at the Bataclan concert hall in the capital, where the American band The Eagles of Death Metal were performing.

Security forces later stormed the hall, killing two attackers. Officials on the scene described the events as “carnage” and said that the hostage-ta 120 people had died, dramatically raising the earlier death toll of 35.

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