Paris siege: Man posts live updates from inside Bataclan venue as hostages were shot 'one by one'

'It happened so fast. There are survivors inside. They shot everyone'

Samuel Osborne@SamuelOsborne93
Saturday 14 November 2015 12:40
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A man posted live updates on Facebook from inside the Bataclan music venue as hostages were shot "one by one".

One of the best-known music venues in Paris, the Bataclan was hosting California-based rock-band Eagles of Death Metal. Around

The attackers first targeted cafes outside the venue with machine gun fire, then went inside and opened fire on the panicked audience, according to the Paris police chief.

"I'm still inside. On the first floor. Seriously injured!" Mr Cazenoves wrote on Facebook from inside the Bataclan.

Je suis encore au Bataclan. 1e étage. Blessée grave ! Qu ils donnent au plus vite l assaut. Il y a des survivants à l intérieur. Ils abattent tout le monde. Un par un. 1e étage vite !!!!

Posted by Benjamin Cazenoves on Friday, 13 November 2015

"It happened so fast. There are survivors inside. They shot everyone. One by one."

In another post, he wrote: "Alive. Just cuts... Carnage... Dead bodies everywhere."

Vivant. Juste des coupures... Un carnage... Des cadavres partout.

Posted by Benjamin Cazenoves on Friday, 13 November 2015

Hostages were freed after a police raid on the venue, in which three terrorists detonated suicide bomb vests and one other was shot.

Mr Cazenoves posted: "A thought for all the people who didn't have 'my luck' tonight. A big thank you to RAID and the BIS."

(RAID stands for Research, Assistance, Intervention, Defence, a special operations unit of the French National Police. He also thanks the Brigade de recherche et d'intervention, elite police special forces of the French Ministry of the Interior.)

Une pensée pour toutes les personnes qui n'ont pas eu "ma chance" ce soir. Un grand merci au RAID et à la BRI. Merci enfin pour tous vos messages. Je vous embrasse.

Posted by Benjamin Cazenoves on Friday, 13 November 2015

"Finally thank you for all your messages. Sending hugs."

President Hollande has said Isis had committed an "act of war" and insisted France would "triumph over barbarity".

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