Over 100 dead in Paris; French police storm music hall, kill 2 attackers
Posted:Nov 13 2015 08:34PM EST
Updated:Nov 13 2015 08:34PM EST
PARIS (Fox News) -
Terrorists wielding AK-47s and hurling explosives executed well over 100 people at a Paris concert hall late Friday night. In addition to the deaths at the concert hall, police said dozens more were killed in other locations around the city in what is believed to be a coordinated attack that rocked the French capital and prompted President Francois Hollande to order the entire nation's borders closed and a state of emergency. The death toll was expected to climb, and more than 60 were reportedly wounded.
The massacre inside the music venue ended around midnight local time when French police stormed inside, killing at least two Kalashnikov-toting gunmen who witnesses said wore flak jackets as they slaughtered horrified spectators. The victims had gathered to see the American rock band Eagles of Death Metal, and a handful managed to escape to tell of the horror taking place inside as the killers shouted, "This is for Syria!" and "Allahu Akhbar!" as they cut down patrons from a balcony before the band took the stage.
One man was reportedly arrested, and Twitter accounts linked to ISIS celebrated the attacks, but no terror organizations immediately claimed credit. A gunman at one of the attacks, at Petit Cambodge, a Cambodian restaurant in the city's fashionable 10th arrondisement, was also reportedly heard shouting "This is for Syria!" as he sprayed gunfire at horrified patrons, witnesses said. Another attack took place at a Forum Des Halles, a shopping mall. It was unclear how many people were killed at each of the attacks.