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Paris under attack

Investigating police officers inspect the lifeless body of a victim of a shooting attack outside the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, France, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Well over 100 people were killed in Paris on Friday night in a series of shooting, explosions. French President Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency and announced that he was closing the country's borders. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

Investigating police officers inspect the lifeless body of a victim of a shooting attack outside the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, France, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Well over 100 people were killed in Paris on Friday night in a series of shooting, explosions. French President Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency and announced that he was closing the country's borders. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)   | Photo Credit: Kamil Zihnioglu

A stadium, a concert hall, a succession of cafes and bars around Paris came under attack. Attacks on several sites around the French capital left more than 140 people dead on Friday night. The Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the series of attacks.

Popular venues in Paris came under attack on November 13 and 14, 2015. Two suicide attacks and bombings occurred in many places in the city. Here's a look at some of the targets of the attack:



Paris terror attacks

A series of shootings and explosions took place in Paris on 13 and 14 November 2015.

The attacks happened in the following places:

  1. * A music concert in Bataclan theatre
  2. * Outside a bar near Stade de France stadium
  3. * Restaurant La Belle Equipe on Rue de Charonne
  4. * Restaurant Le Petit Cambodge
  5. * Le Carillon, a bar-cafe

  6. >Read the live updates here

    This is one of France's deadliest attacks in decades. The gunfire began soon after French President Francois Hollande said security forces were launching an assault on one of several sites targeted in attacks on Nov 13 night around Paris.



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