Terrorist attack in Paris; Hundreds Killed

Nov 14, 2015 13:13 IST

Terrorists on 13 November 2015 attacked six locations around Paris killing around 130 civilians and injuring another 200 people and security personnel.

While majority of the deaths occurred in the Bataclan concert venue, around 80000 football fans in the Stade de France (National Stadium of France) came under the deadliest attacks who were watching a friendly match between France and Germany.

To deal with impending attacks, France President Francois Hollande, who was at the venue during the attack, immediately convened an emergency cabinet meeting outside the stadium and announced a state of emergency.

The decree enables the authorities to close public places and impose curfews and restrictions on the movement of traffic and people.

France saw its most recent emergency in November 2005 while the suburbs of Paris came under a series of attacks by rioting mob.

The present attack in Paris is the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II and the second major terror incident in 2015 after the Charlie Hebdo Shooting.

In the January 2015 incident, terrorists belonging to the Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) killed 11 people when they stormed into the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper in Paris.

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