Breaking: Explosion, Shootings Reported in Paris

 

From the BBC:

An attack on a bar in the French capital, Paris, has caused several casualties, French media report.

At least one man opened fire with an automatic gun at the Cambodge restaurant in the 11th district.

Liberation newspaper says four people have been killed. It also reports shootings elsewhere. There is no official confirmation.

An explosion is also reported to have targeted a bar near Stade de France, where France were hosting Germany.

A BBC journalist at the scene says he can see 10 people on the road either dead or seriously injured.
He says police have now arrived.

You can view a live video feed from France 24 here.

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  1. Robert McReynolds Inactive
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    Has anyone checked to see if Claire is okay?

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  2. mezzrow Member
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    What Robert said.  Claire, let us hear from you…

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  3. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    Dammit I agree! I used to worry so much about her in Turkey and she is not safe in Paris either.

    I guess none of us is safe anywhere

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  4. Liz Member
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    @Liz

    The BBC is currently reporting two separate shootings — a drive-by at a bar, and another shooting at a Cambodian restaurant. There are reports of an explosion at the Stade de France; the BBC cannot yet confirm this.

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  5. Liz Member
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    @Liz

    I don’t think this is happening in Claire’s neighborhood, but it sure would be a relief to hear from her. If any editor is in touch, please let us know!

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  6. Paddy Siochain Member
    Paddy Siochain
    @PaddySiochain

    Hope the French people and Parisians and those caught up not dead will be okay. Viva la France.

    Sorry for the cheapshot at Muslims  in original post, but we all know what religion these will likely be from, dont we.

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  7. MikeHs Inactive
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    @MikeHs

    France 24 Live Feed (in English)

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  8. Percival Thatcher
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    @Percival

    Fox News reporting 18 dead.

    EDIT: AFP says hostages taken.

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  9. Liz Member
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    @Liz

    Percival:Fox News reporting 18 dead.

    Foxnews.com is also reporting the explosion in a bar near the stadium as confirmed by anonymous police officials.

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  10. MikeHs Inactive
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    Agence France-Presse twitter feed (in English)

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  11. mezzrow Member
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    Hostages taken at concert hall in Paris’s 11th arrondissement: police – from France 24

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  12. Roberto Member
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    Reportedly Hollande was attending the French/German match at the Stade de France but has since been evacuated.

    French President Francois Hollande (C) and President of the French Football Federation Noel Le Graet (L) attend a friendly international football match between France and Germany ahead of the Euro 2016, on November 13, 2015 at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

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  13. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    The restaurant is also in the 11th arrondissement. So was Charlie Hebdo’s HQ.

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  14. Liz Member
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    @Liz

    26 dead now being reported.

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  15. Tom Meyer, Ed. Contributor
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    Robert McReynolds:Has anyone checked to see if Claire is okay?

    We’ll let everyone know as soon as we hear from her.

    [Non-update: Claire’s had a long week and there’s a solid chance she’s fast asleep.]

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  16. Mike LaRoche Inactive
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    @MikeLaRoche

    More fine work by the Religion of Peace, no doubt.

    • #16
  17. Mollie Hemingway Contributor
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    Also here to check on Claire and others. Lord, have mercy.

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  18. Roberto Member
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    People running out on to the field in the Stade de France

    Untitled

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  19. Liz Member
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    @Liz

    Tom Meyer, Ed.:

    Robert McReynolds:Has anyone checked to see if Claire is okay?

    We’ll let everyone know as soon as we hear from her.

    [Non-update: Claire’s had a long week and there’s a solid chance she’s fast asleep.]

    It’s 11:27 pm here, but Tom, if you have her number, give her a call. She’ll forgive you for waking her.

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  20. Tom Meyer, Ed. Contributor
    Tom Meyer, Ed.
    @tommeyer

    Liz:

    Tom Meyer, Ed.:

    Robert McReynolds:Has anyone checked to see if Claire is okay?

    We’ll let everyone know as soon as we hear from her.

    [Non-update: Claire’s had a long week and there’s a solid chance she’s fast asleep.]

    It’s 11:27 pm here, but Tom, if you have her number, give her a call. She’ll forgive you for waking her.

    We texted her.

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  21. Valiuth Inactive
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    My God! Has it even been a year since the Hebdo attack? It has only been maybe 2 months since the train shooter was stopped. If this is ISIS they seem to have it bad for France. Why so? Granted any one not subscribing to their hateful ideology is a target in theory but France seems to have come in for a lot of it lately. How come? Of course this is assuming that this is an ISIS inspired attack. Do we actually know anything specific yet?

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  22. Caroline Inactive
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    Geraldo is on Fox now crying. His daughter is safe, but she was in the stadium. I can’t imagine how it was for him to wait to hear from her

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  23. MikeHs Inactive
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    I wager that Claire is out during her job.

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  24. genferei Member
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    Nobody knows anything more. French television reduced to displaying tweets in English about the streets being empty.

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  25. Liz Member
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    @Liz

    Another attack at a shopping mall. Shep Smith is reporting a gunman in the concert hall screaming “This is for Syria.”

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  26. Man With the Axe Inactive
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    Does anyone know the exact location of the restaurant? All I can get is it’s the 10th arrondisement.

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  27. Dave L Member
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    Like all of you I am hoping Claire is safe.

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  28. Petty Boozswha Inactive
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    @PettyBoozswha

    Claire tweeted she’s ok – look on side of main page.

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  29. Liz Member
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    @Liz

    Petty Boozswha:Claire tweeted she’s ok – look on side of main page.

    Whew. Thanks, PB.

    • #29
  30. Tom Meyer, Ed. Contributor
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