Friday the 13th Paris Attacks, Details of What Happened
It was near the Stade de France where the first explosion went off. During this time, President Francois Hollande of France was watching a France vs. Germany friendly football match. The blast left one person dead. A body full of shrapnel wearing a suicide belt was found in the crime scene, this was later declared to be that of the terrorist’s body. This marked the beginning of the Friday the 13th Paris attacks, here are the details of what happened.
The blast was shortly followed by a gunfire attack at Le Carillon bar and Le Petit Cambodge restaurant on Rue Bichat, in the 10th arrondissement of Paris. The gunmen with Kalashnikovs killed 15 people on the spot and left 10 people injured.
The attackers drove out and open fired again as they reached Casa Nostra pizzeria in Rue de la Fontaine au Roi. At least five people were killed and injured 8 people. Almost simultaneously, a second explosion was then heard outside of Stade de France and another suicide bomber was found at the scene.
Five minutes later, another terrorist attack happened at La Belle Equipe in Rue de Charonne. The militants open fired the terrace bar for about 2-3 minutes according to witnesses, leaving 19 people dead in the gunfire.
In that fateful Friday night, American rock band Eagles Of Death Metal was having a concert at Le Bataclan. At 8:50pm local time, three gunmen wearing black clothing and suicide vests open fired using AK-47s and killed at least 89 people and leaving hundreds more injured. Survivors said they heard the attackers mention Syria and Iraq during the shooting.
Just a few minutes later, another suicide bomber blew himself up, this time at Rue de la Coquerie, near the Stade de France.
The first reports about the Bataclan massacre was released at 9pm and minutes later, the hostage crisis at the theatre was confirmed. By midnight, the death toll was already more than 120.