At least 100 people have died and many more were injured in six coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris, Nov. 13, police say.
Two or three explosions were heard near the Stade de France soccer stadium, and a shooting took place at a pair of restaurants in the city’s 10th district.
At two neighboring restaurants, Le Petit Cambodge and Le Carillon in the 10th district, at least 12 people were killed in gun attacks, BBC reported.
Reports say a lone gunman opened fire with an automatic weapon at La Belle Equipe in the city's 11th district, with one witness claiming at least 100 rounds had been fired.
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“There were a lot of dead people. It was horrific,” Ben Grant told BBC.
There were no reports of fatalities at the Stade de France. French President Francois Hollande, who was watching the match at the site, was moved to safety after the first explosion to call an emergency cabinet meeting.
Reports that the explosions were caused by suicide bombers have yet to be confirmed.
Daily Mail reported that a hostage situation involving 100 people developed at a rock concert at the Bataclan theater in Paris’ 10th district.
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One man in the theater at the time told a French radio station the attackers cried “Allah Akbar” as they entered.
“The men came in and started shooting. Everyone fell to the ground. It was hell. I took my mum, and we hid. Someone near us said they have gone, so we ran out,” he added, according to Daily Mail.
Another witness claimed the gunmen shouted, “This is for Syria,” the Mirror reported.
“We are all terrified, and have been told to get away as soon as possible,” Gilles Avel, 19, who was on a night out nearby, said.
It remains unclear the number of gunmen involved, but the BBC suggested it could be up to six.
The attacks on the restaurants and rock concert took place close to where the attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo occurred in January.