14 Nov 2015

France Under Terrorist Attack

From Checkpoint, 5:00 pm on 14 November 2015

France has come under terrorist attack with a bloodbath in Paris. At least 120 people have been killed in the French capital. Close to a hundred of those were killed in the Bataclan theatre alone with one eyewitness saying gunmen opened fire on the concert goers. There were also explosions outside Stade de France. A state of emergency has been declared by French President Francois Holland and France's borders have been closed and people have been told to stay inside. The attacks were first reported just before 11am.