Paris Terror Attack

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Memorial Service

On November 13, 2015, the Islamic State ISIS carried out a coordinated terrorist attack in Paris. A total of 130 people were killed, and an additional 413 were wounded. It was the deadliest attack in Paris since World War II. Seven of the attackers died in the assaults.

On November 12th, 2015 three groups of men launched six different attacks. The first set of attacks took place at the National Sports Stadium. The attackers tried to gain access to the stadium where a game was being played between France and Germany but failed, and three suicide bombers blew themselves up outside, killing one other person.

The second group of terrorist attacked patrons at a series of restaurants. Attackers shot at people outside Le Carillon, a café, and bar, before crossing the rue Bichat and shooting people inside the restaurant Le Petit Cambodge. 15 people were killed, and another ten were severely injured. Then terrorist attack the Cafe Boonne Biere and La Casa Nostra were five were killed and eight wounded. Then two gunmen fired at patrons at the La Belle Équipe on the rue de Charonne killing 19 people. At the Comptoir Voltaire Cafe a suicide bomber blew himself up and wounded fifteen people.

The worse attacks took place at the Bataclan theatre where the American group the Eagles Death Metal were playing. Three men with assault weapons entered and began shooting. After killed dozens, they took a number of hostages. The French police mounted a rescue operation that took three minutes. When it was over 90 concertgoers were dead.

The Islamic State or ISIS took credit for the attack. Most of the attackers had been born in France