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A flower is stuck in a bullet hole in the outside wall of the Café Carillon in the Rue Alibert in Paris, France, 15 November 2015. At least 120 people were killed...
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November 2015 Paris Attacks
13th November 2020 - 5th Anniversary of the November 1015 Paris Attacks.

November 2015 Paris attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks that occurred on Friday, 13 November 2015 in Paris and the city's northern suburb, Saint-Denis.

Beginning at 21:16 CET, three suicide bombers struck outside the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, during a football match. This was followed by several mass shootings and a suicide bombing, at cafés and restaurants. Gunmen carried out another mass shooting and took hostages at an Eagles of Death Metal concert in the Bataclan theatre, leading to a stand-off with police. The attackers were shot or blew themselves up when police raided the theatre.

The attackers killed 130 people, including 89 at the Bataclan theatre. Another 413 people were injured, almost 100 seriously. Seven of the attackers also died, while the authorities continued to search for accomplices.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attacks, saying that it was retaliation for the French airstrikes on ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq.

Part of the FRANKREICH Länderporträt