Dozens dead in series of terror attacks in France as Kalashnikov-wielding gunman opens fire in restaurant, 100 hostages are taken at theatre and two blasts are heard near the Stade de France
- At least 60 people have been killed and several wounded in a series of terror attacks in the heart of Paris tonight
- 11 were killed in restaurant shootout on Rue Bichat, close to where Charlie Hebdo shootings occurred in January
- Another 15 killed in the Bataclan concert hall where terrorists are said to be holding around 100 people hostage
- The terrorists shouted ‘Allah Akbar’ and ‘this is for Syria’ as they burst in and opened fire, witnesses have said
- French President Francois Hollande declared state of emergency for whole country and shut all of its borders
A series of coordinated terror attacks in the heart of Paris have left at least 60 dead and paralysed the French capital with fear.
At least 11 were killed in a restaurant shootout and another 15 at the Bataclan concert hall where terrorists are said to be holding 100 people hostage.
Five bomb blasts and machine gun fire were heard from outside the concert hall, following reports that police had raided the theatre.
Just five miles away, two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the Stade de France sports stadium where the French football team was playing a friendly match against Germany.
French President Francoise Hollande declared a national state of emergency following what he called ‘unprecedented terror attacks’ and shut its borders with immediate effect.