French capital hit by wave of violent attacks
One hundred people have reportedly been killed at an Eagles of Death Metal gig in Paris as part of a wave of violent attacks on the French city this evening (November 13).
The band, fronted by Jesse Hughes, were performing at Bataclan as part of a European tour. Media reports that there have 100 people have been killed.
French media says the police operation at the concert hall is now over and that two attackers have been killed. President Hollande has decalred a state of emergency in France following the attack with the borders to the country having been shut.
A statement from Eagles of Death Metal via Facebook, states that they are currently trying to determine the whereabouts of their whole band and crew.
Reuters report that five explosions were heard coming from inside the venue, which is located in the 11th arrondissement of the city.
Hostages who escaped or were released from the Bataclan theater told CNN that hostage takers are “killing them one by one.”
Julian Peace, a Europe 1 journalist, who was inside the venue when the attack happened and was injured, states two to three people opened fire on the crowd with kalashnivoks in an attack that lasted 10 to 15 minutes.
Eagles of Death Metal are the band of Jesse Hughes and Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme. Homme does not perform live with the band and was not with them in Paris.
The attack on Bataclan is part of a wide-ranging attack on Paris. French national stadium Stade de France was also targeted, with several explosions heard outside the venue. Elsewhere at least one man opened fire in a restaurant in the 11th district. Several casualties are reported from that location.
A BBC journalist at the Petit Cambodge restaurant reported 10 people on the road either dead or seriously injured.