The Paris Lockdown: With Friday the 13th, lucky for some but definitely unlucky for Paris, six locations in Paris have been attacked by terrorists with AK-47’s and some bombs strapped to their chest. One of the sites was a stadium where a France vs. Germany soccer match was being played. The other two sites were Cambodian restaurants.
153 people in total were shot dead in the Paris and Saint-Denis shootings and bombings. There are many more bodies which have not yet been found, this number could increase.
A CNN reporter who was at the rock concert said they were all made to lie down if they did not want to get hurt; and the terrorists had shot innocent lives for a consecutive 10-15 minutes.The concert hall was not too far from the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ which was attacked in January this year. Some have reportedly said the attacks resemble Al Quaeda and their threats.
Australia was quite concerned for Paris as well as it’s own citizens. “We cannot confirm whether any Australians have been killed or injured in this attack at this moment but there are many Australians in Paris” said Australian prime-minister Malcom Turnbull, when asked about the status of Aussies in Paris. “Freedom stands up for itself, stands up for its values in the face of terrorism. In France, and Australia, all around the world, we stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of France and with all free peoples in the battle against terrorism” he said in accordance to the Paris shootings.
Many government officials have spoken including American president Barack Obama, who has sent his condolences to the French President, Francois Hollande. “This is an attack not just on Paris, not just on the people on France, but an attack on all humanity and the universal values we share” He said when speaking about the French attacks from the White House.
Paris residents are advised to stay inside their house and 1,500 military personnel are being sent across the city to safeguard the nation.