Terror Attacks Leave 153 Killed In Paris
On Friday night, November 13, France declares a national state of emergency following at least six coordinated gun and bomb attacks which has led to the death of over 153 people and several people wounded.
Of all the attacks, the deadliest was at The Bataclan concert hall were 112 people died at the scene while others were held hostage, french authorities reports. The US rock group Eagles of Death Metal concert was said to have been sold out, sadly the concert-goers didn't know they were being targeted.
Eyewitnesses who escaped death said the gunmen were Jihadists, they had no mask on and were pretty much not scared to die. The terrorists yelled 'Allah Akbar' and 'this is for Syria' before they opened fire on them as if they were birds.
The remains of victims of the Paris attacks by terrorists
At the other location of the attack, the gunmen murdered innocent people at bars and restuarants. The impact of the explosives was so much, it denotated at the soccer game between France and Germany in The Stade de France.
President François Hollande who visited The Bataclan, the scene of massacre, said the attacks were "an abomination and a barbaric act." He also added that the culprits will be fought "without mercy."
The president's decision to participate in Western air strike on IS is said to be the main reason behind the horrific death toll. "It's Hollande's fault, he shouldn't have intervened in Syria!" one of the terrorist shouted, French news agency AFP reports.
A critically wounded victim being rushed to the hospital
President Obama while giving his condolences to the people of France, said "This is an attack not just on Paris, not just on the people on France, but an attack on all humanity and the universal values we share."
Dozens gather at Union Square to hold a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Paris attacks.
Our hearts go out to all the affected victims, their family and friends who would have to endure the everlasting pain.