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Paris attacks condemned, over 150 dead - EWN

It’s being reported that around 118 people, including two gunmen, were killed after attackers stormed the Bataclan Concert Hall in Paris last night where an American rock band was playing. The attack was one of at least five individual incidents which took place in the Northern suburbs of the French Capital, including a hostage drama in a restaurant and a suicide bombing at an international football match between France and Germany at the Stade de France.

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Here is a timeline of how the events unfolded in Paris last night...

They shot at us for like 10 to 15 minutes. It was like a blood bath, they shot at us and reloaded several times. I managed to escape because they reloaded.

Unnamed survivor of the attack at the Stade du France

The attack on the music concert took place close to the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo. On the morning of 7 January 2015 at about 11:30 local time, two brothers, Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, forced their in and armed with assault rifles and other weapons, killed 11 people and injured 11 others in the building. Several related attacks followed in the Île-de-France region, where a further five were killed and 11 wounded.

The New York Times has published a range covers from morning editions of French newspapers. See them here.

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