14 November 2015

Terrorism Strikes at the Eagles of Death Metal Concert in Paris

A terrorist attack took place on Friday 13 November at the at the Bataclan theatre in Paris. The theatre is located at 50 boulevard Voltaire in the 11th arrondissement of Paris and is known for it's eclectic programme of events, including rock and pop concerts, "spectacles", stand-up comedy, discos and café-théâtre. The American rock band: Eagles of Death Metal were playing a sold-out concert at the time of the attack. The shooting started approximately 60 minutes into the start of the concert. An eye witness said that: “three terrorists started shooting from a balcony straight into the crowd below, using what looked like Russian AK-47 assault rifles.”

Police say that at least 115 people were killed during the attack, together with four police.  The two terrorists inside the theatre detonated their suicide vests when French authorities raided the building.
French president François Hollande has announced the closure of the country’s borders following the attacks.