CNN just reported that four of the attackers in Paris were killed while others remain at large.
French officials are alerting the public of the gunmen still at large, making the situation in Paris unresolved.
4 attackers were killed — 3 wearing explosive belts — at Bataclan concert venue during police raid, police say https://t.co/VdjENH1nUT
— CNN (@CNN) November 14, 2015
They reports further:
At least 153 people were killed in the Paris and Saint-Denis shootings and bombings, French officials said. Among the victims, 112 were killed at Bataclan, according to the Interior Ministry. Saint-Denis is home to the national stadium where the soccer match was being played.
Five suspected attackers have been “neutralized”, the Paris prosecutor’s office said Saturday, French media reported. It was unclear what that term precisely meant.
As BBC reported earlier in the evening, over 1,500 French military personnel have been deployed throughout Paris to find the remaining gunmen, while the French borders have been temporarily closed down.
The known attack sites are the following, also reported by BBC among others:
- Bataclan concert venue, 50 boulevard Voltaire, 11th district – hostages held (Situation now under control)
- Le Carillon, 18 rue Alibert, 10th district – gun attack
- Le Petit Cambodge, 20 rue Alibert, 10th district – gun attack
- La Belle Equipe, 92 rue de Charonne, 11th district – gun attack
- Near Stade de France, St Denis, just north of Paris – reported suicide bombing near venue as France v Germany football match played
- Reports of gunfire at at least one other site
As mentioned earlier, there are numerous reports of suicide bombers having attacked several sites. Other reports have stated there were coordinated drive-by shootings at several locations as well.
These attacks took at least several months of planning to strike with this much precision. It is not something that could have been by coincidence. Alarming is the reported lack of security at the Bataclan concert hall venue.
Multiple survivors have stated during interviews that only their tickets were checked, with no other security precautions being taken. Hopefully, France will heighten their security measures at large gatherings after this act of terror.
There is little doubt that countries around the world will look at their security protocol in order to prevent similar attacks in the future. This is an event that will have international ramifications for years to come.
All of our best wishes are with the citizens of France.
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