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Paris terror attack: What we know so far

All the key developments so far following Europe's deadliest terror attack since 2004

Shehab Khan
Sunday 15 November 2015 16:15 GMT
Police officers gather outside the Bataclan concert venue
Police officers gather outside the Bataclan concert venue (EPA)

At least 132 people were killed during a series of attacks across the French capital, the deadliest act of terror Europe since the Madrid train bombings of 2004.

Here is what we know so far:

  • 129 people are dead and 352 are injured - 99 of them critical. It was previously reported that the figure had risen to 132, but the Parisian hospitals later revised their count back to 129.
  • Seven attackers were killed, six when they detonated suicide vests and one was shot by police.
  • Isis has claimed responsibility for the attacks and has issued further warnings, saying France "will remain on the top of the list of targets of the Islamic State."
  • One Briton, named as Nick Alexander, died in the attack.
  • One of the attackers has been named as French citizen Omar Ismail Mostefai.
  • At least two of the attackers were French men living in Belgium.
  • A Syrian passport was found next to the body of one of the suicide bombers near the Stade de France. Reports suggest the passport belonged to a refugee and was issued at the Greek island of Leros. It was then used to travel to Macedonia and then on to Serbia and Croatia.
  • AK47 automatic weapons were found in an abandoned black Seat car in Paris' eastern suburb of Montreuil, a vehicle understood to have been used by the attackers.
  • Seven people have been arrested in Brussels in connection with the killings.
  • Three men were arrested at the Belgian border on Saturday.
  • Three brothers were involved in the attacks - with one possibly still at large, according to French news agency AFP.
  • French national police have issued an arrest warrant for Abeslam Salah, a French national, who is believed to have been involved in the attacks.
  • France has launched bombing raids on Isis in Syria since the attacks, dropping 20 bombs on Raqqa in a run which destroyed a command post and a training camp.

Attackers worked in three co-ordinated teams:

  • Three attackers blew themselves up at restaurants near the Stade de France.
  • A separate team of gunmen targetted bars, cafes and restaraunts in the French capital.
  • A third team of armed men attacked the Bataclan hall, during a concert.

A timeline of Friday's attacks

:: 21:20 Stade de France

One person is killed outside the sports stadium after three explosions over a 32-minute period.

Two of the blasts happen directly outside the ground and one is 400 metres away.

A Syrian passport is found next to the body of one of three suicide bombers.

:: 21:25 Rue Alibert

A total of 15 people are killed after a gunman opena fire on Le Carillon, a bar-cafe and Le Petit Cambodge, a Vietnamese and Cambodian restaurant.

:: 21:32 Rue de la Fontaine-au-Roi

At least five people die after a gun attack on a popular pizzeria. Eye witness accounts say a man dressed in black military-style clothing with an automatic machine gun began firing.

:: 21:36 Rue de Charonne

Nineteen people die after the terrace of La Belle Equipe cafe on Rue de Charonne is showered in gunfire by two attackers.

:: 21:49 Bataclan concert hall

The Bataclan, a theatre located in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, is hosting rock band Eagles of Death Metal when three attackers armed with assault rifles enter the concert venue and open fire. One of the attackers is understood to be French national Omar Ismail Mostefai.

Tha attackers held those at the show hostage for three hours before armed police stormed the venue. At least 89 people are thought to have died in the attack, plus the three attackers. Two of the men reportedly die when they detonate explosive vests, while the other is shot dead by police.

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