Paris attacks:Int'l community outraged by terrorist attack with more than 150 deaths

Added On November 14, 2015


More than 150 people reportedly killed and many more wounded in a series of what appear to be coordinated attacks across Paris late Friday.

According to French media BFMTV, more than 100 hostages were killed at the theater Bataclan where the security forces launched an assault to rescue the hostages and killed three suspected attackers early Saturday.  

Reports say others died in a reported suicide blast near the Stade de France and gun attacks on city center restaurants.

French President Francois Hollande, evacuated from Stade de France, announced late Friday night that emergency state across the country is declared and France will close its borders.

He also said that "unprecedented terrorist attacks are ongoing in Paris."

Paris residents have been asked to stay indoors and about 1,500 military personnel are being deployed across the city.

American Airlines Group, the world's biggest carrier by passenger traffic, also said on Friday that it was delaying flights to Paris in response to the explosions and shooting attacks there.


Meanwhile,  the international community has strongly condemned the Paris attacks on Friday.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned on Friday that "the despicable terrorist attacks carried out today in various locations in and around Paris," and demanded "the immediate release of the numerous individuals reportedly being held hostage in the Bataclan theatre."

Also on Friday, the president of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly  Mogens Lykketoft said that "the whole world is outraged by the attacks in Paris" and "terrorism and murder of this kind is an outrage to humanity."

U.S. President Barack Obama also condemned the deadly attacks and said it was too early to determine who was behind those attacks.


"Once again, we've seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians. This is an attack not just on Paris, it's an attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values we share. We stand prepared and ready to provide whatever assistance that the government and the people of France need to respond."

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday said he was "deeply shocked" by the deadly attacks in Paris, offering "thoughts and prayers" to the French people.