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Paris terror attacks: Three killed by explosion at entrance gate to Stade de France

Published 13/11/2015 | 22:38

Spectators wait on the pitch of the Stade de France stadium following the friendly football match between France and Germany in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on November 13, 2015, after a series of gun attacks occurred across Paris as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. At least 18 people were killed, with at least 15 people had been killed at the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris, only around 200 metres from the former offices of Charlie Hebdo which were attacked by jihadists in January. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINAMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images
Spectators wait on the pitch of the Stade de France stadium following the friendly football match between France and Germany in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on November 13, 2015, after a series of gun attacks occurred across Paris as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. At least 18 people were killed, with at least 15 people had been killed at the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris, only around 200 metres from the former offices of Charlie Hebdo which were attacked by jihadists in January. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINAMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images
Spectators wait on the pitch of the Stade de France stadium in Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris' suburb on November 13, 2015 after a series of gun attacks occurred across Paris as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. At least 18 people were killed, with at least 15 people had been killed at the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris, only around 200 metres from the former offices of Charlie Hebdo which were attacked by jihadists in January. AFP PHOTO / MATTHIEU ALEXANDREMATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/AFP/Getty Images
Crowds leave the Stade de France where explosions were reported to have detonated outside the stadium during the France vs German friendly match near Paris, November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Gonazlo Fuentes
Spectators wait on the pitch of the Stade de France stadium following the friendly football match between France and Germany in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on November 13, 2015, after a series of gun attacks occurred across Paris as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was hosting Germany. At least 18 people were killed, with at least 15 people had been killed at the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris, only around 200 metres from the former offices of Charlie Hebdo which were attacked by jihadists in January. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINAMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images

Three explosions occurred at the entrance gate to Stade de France tonight while an international soccer match was underway.

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Three explosions occurred outside a bar near the Stade de France as the international friendly between Germany and France went on. An explosion was audible during the game.



The three explosions consisted of two suicide attacks and bombing.

Tens of thousands of French and German football fans made their way from the Stade de France tonight while the French capital was under seige.

The President of the French Football Federation Noel Le Graet confirmed that there was an explosion at entrance gate 'J' at the stadium killed three people.

The authorities at the game decided to allow the game to continue in order to avoid panic.

Now that the game has concluded fans are being ushered slowly from the venue in the north of Paris with thousands of nervous supporters still on the pitch.

Reports say French President Francois Hollande was watching the match at the Stade de France and has been moved to safety.

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