Tuesday 20 August 2019

Paris terror attacks: What we know about the seven separate incidents so far

Andrew Trotman

Around 150 have been killed in six separate attacks across Paris, including 100 during a hostage situation at a music venue.

What has happened?

There have been six shooting incidents in Paris in what appears to be a co-ordinated terrorist attack by up to 12 gunmen. At least three terrorists took more than 100 people hostage in a hall where a music concert was being held. Some 118 people were killed at the Bataclan concert hall. Three terrorists were killed in that assault, and police took control of the hall.

In total, some five attackers who were responsible for unleashing horror on Paris, have been killed tonight.

Shooting has also been reported in les Halles in the centre of Paris, and in a restaurant by Bastille in rue de Charonne, with "many dead", including children, according to eyewitnesses. Futher incidents have been reported at Le Pompidou and Louvre.

A French police official confirmed there were two suicide attacks and one bombing near Paris' main stadium.


Around 158 people have died, according to French police, with many more wounded. Around 118 people were killed in the concert hall.

Where has this happened?

One of the attack sites is the Le Petit Cambodge restaurant in the 10th arrondissement (below).

Another is near the Stade de France (below). The French national football team are playing Germany in the stadium tonight, with President Francois Hollande in the 80,000-strong crowd. He is believed to have been evacuated. German Foreign Minister Steinmeier was also in the stadium.

The president of the French Football Federation has said there are three people dead and more injured after a bomb exploded at the stadium.

Gregory Goupil of the Police Union Alliance has told the LCI News channel that the two explosions near the Stade de France were suicide attacks.