#Paris Attacks: A Look Back

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As the day came to an end, and everyone was so immersed in their lives, came a group of terrorists who tried to injure, kill, break the spirit of the people of PARIS. It all began around 8:30 pm (local time); they heard the first attack near the State de France, where Francois Hollande watched France play.

Another attack was near the McDonald’s restaurant. Meanwhile, there were two more attacks on two restaurants Le Petit Cambodge and Le Carillon, both in Rue Bichat, in the city’s 10th arrondissement. There were also attacks on La Belle Equipe bar in Rue de Charonne and Boulevard Voltaire, near the Bataclan. At least four terrorists took hostage over 80 people in Bataclan. Five explosions were heard before the police came over. Four terrorists were killed in the music venue.

SUSPECTS: The French police have recently released the suspect’s photos.

According to reports, eight attackers were killed, of whom seven blew themselves up. The three male suspects were killed, and the woman suspect is on the run.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks. The threat of ISIS is well-known, with the jihadist group’s atrocities in Syria and Iraq being met with condemnation and airstrikes by a U.S.-led coalition that includes France. Whatsoever the claims have not been confirmed.

TOLL: Over 129 are dead, and more than 180 are assumed to be injured.

Modi’s first tweet: “News from Paris is anguishing & dreadful. Prayers with families of the deceased. We are united with the people of France in this tragic hour.”

Obama’s words: “Once again, we’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians. We stand prepared and ready to provide whatever assistance that the government and the people of France need. Those who think that they can terrorize the people of France or the values that they stand for are wrong.”

THE WAY PEOPLE RESPONDED:

People started tweeting #PorteOuverte, which means ‘open door.’ People gave shelter to each other. It helped people inform each other about all the possible safe shelters to stay in. Reports also state that the taxis are taking people, free of cost, after metro lines are closed. The Indian Embassy opened its helpline number for the Indians staying in Pairs.

The world is now in support of Paris.

People all over the world started offering their prayers.

The French have called upon at least 1500 soldiers to patrol the streets of Paris.

The attacks may have killed people, but they did not and cannot kill the spirit of France.

                                             #PrayForParis #PeaceForParis

 

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