Paris terror attacks: As it happened

By Biplob Ghosal | Last Updated: Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 00:16

President Francois Hollande on Saturday confirmed that 127 people were killed in Paris terror attacks. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria claimed responsibility for the dastardly act.

14 November 2015, 23:48 PM

Pentagon announces that the head of Islamic State group in Libya - Abu Nabil, also known as Wissam Najm Abd Zayd al Zubaydi - has been killed in overnight air strikes.

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14 November 2015, 23:00 PM

Syrian passport found near body of Paris attacker belonged to migrant processed through Greek island, says Greek government.


14 November 2015, 22:28 PM

"Number of" arrests made in Brussels relating to Paris attacks, says Belgium justice minister, according to news agency AFP.

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14 November 2015, 22:04 PM

14 November 2015, 21:58 PM

Secretary of State John Kerry strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Paris.

14 November 2015, 21:44 PM

Acclaimed Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sculpture in tribute to victims of the Paris attacks.

14 November 2015, 21:40 PM

At least seven confirmed dead, several injured, reports news agency AFP.

A high-speed train undergoing a trial derails on the new Paris-Strasbourg high-speed line in Eckwersheim, near the German border, says local police. 

14 November 2015, 21:35 PM

Police raid Brussels neighbourhood in connection with Paris attacks: Belgian TV reports.

14 November 2015, 21:31 PM

Frenchman arrested at London Gatwick airport with weapon, say Police: AFP reports

14 November 2015, 21:16 PM

Meanwhile, news agency Reuters quotes Dutch authorities as saying that a France-bound airliner has been grounded at Amsterdam airport after a threatening tweet.

14 November 2015, 21:10 PM

In India - In the wake of Paris terrorist attack- IT companies including TCS, Infosys and HCL issues advisory for its employees, asks them to follow guidelines announced by the local authorities.

14 November 2015, 21:08 PM

US President Barack Obama heads to Turkey for G-20 meetings with new urgency following deadly Paris attacks, say media reports.

14 November 2015, 20:56 PM

Hundreds mourn at Pariser Platz in Berlin with flowers in front of French embassy.

14 November 2015, 19:49 PM

Indian's Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweets: "We stand united with the people and the Government of France in this hour of profound grief."

14 November 2015, 19:38 PM

"The suspected attacker was identified through finger prints the investigators collected at the site. The suspect is known to French intelligence service," says BFMTV.

Police recovers first lead in Paris terror attacks. French national behind Bataclan Theatre attack identified, suspect known to French intelligence agencies, say reports.

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14 November 2015, 19:35 PM

News agency AFP reports that Sydney's Opera House has been lit up in the colors of French flag after Paris terror attacks.


14 November 2015, 19:29 PM

As per news agency AFP, 300 people have been hospitalised after Paris attacks, out if which 80 injured persons are in 'critical' condition.

14 November 2015, 19:27 PM

Americans among the injured in Paris attacks, says State Department. 

14 November 2015, 19:11 PM

News agency AFP quotes French federation as saying: "France-England football friendly to go ahead."

14 November 2015, 19:10 PM

In the backdrop of Paris attacks, managmnet shuts down Eiffel Tower indefinitely, say media reports.

14 November 2015, 19:04 PM

"I am shaken, I don't understand these things, done by human beings... There cannot be justification, religious or human. It's inhuman," an emotional pontiff says during a telephone interview with TG2000 television.

Pope Francis 'shaken' by 'inhuman' Paris attacks.



14 November 2015, 18:50 PM

British casualties expected in Paris attacks, Cameron adds.

14 November 2015, 18:48 PM

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron calls crisis meeting to consider response to Paris attacks.

14 November 2015, 18:29 PM

In the backdrop of Paris attacks, Mahrashtra CM instructs DG Police to exercise utmost care and high alert to prevent any untoward situation in state, says CMO Maharashtra.

14 November 2015, 18:12 PM

In a brief statement on Friday evening, French President François Hollande declared a nationwide state of emergency and ordered closing the country's borders to keep the perpetrators from escaping.

French President Hollande cancels his participation at G20 meeting tomorrow following the deadly attacks in Paris.

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14 November 2015, 18:08 PM

Earlier in the day, Britain’s second busiest airport Gatwick was evacuated after a ‘suspect package’ was found amid fears of more terror strikes as the dreaded ISIS claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks.

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14 November 2015, 18:06 PM

News agency Reuters quotes a senior French diplomat as saying: “French government plans to go ahead with a climate change summit it is due to host at the end of the month.” 

14 November 2015, 18:01 PM

Paris attacks result of France’s ‘mistaken policies’, says Syria’s Bashar al Assad

14 November 2015, 17:58 PM

Indian Embassy telephone lines open. Here's the number: 0140507070

14 November 2015, 17:49 PM

Meanwhile, India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj writes on Twitter that all Indians in France are safe.

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14 November 2015, 17:44 PM

Syrian passport found on body of one of the suicide bombers at Paris stadium, news agencies quoted police officials as saying.

14 November 2015, 16:21 PM

ISIS claimed credit for the Paris attacks, says Official Twitter account for SITE Intel Group. It further says that ISIS released the claim in Arabic and French communiques and audios.

14 November 2015, 16:01 PM

French police ban all public demonstrations in Paris region until Thursday.

14 November 2015, 15:57 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeals to the global community to get united against the fight against terrorism.

My heart is filled with sadness due to what happened in Paris. The terror attack was an attack on humanity and mankind, says PM Modi.

United Nations needs to expedite the process of defining terrorism so that it can be known who supports terrorism, says PM.

14 November 2015, 15:42 PM

While blaming ISIS for Paris terror attacks, French President Francois Hollande puts the death toll at 127. 

The French President terms Paris attacks as an 'act of war' by Islamic State jihadists. Hollande vows to strike back at IS after worst attacks in France since World War II:

Hollande announces three days' mourning to express solidarity with the deceased. 

Also Read: France Prez ​Francois Hollande blames IS for Paris terror strikes, vows to hit back

14 November 2015, 15:22 PM

France Foreign Minister says 'more necessary than ever' to coordinate anti-terror fight, adding that, country's 'international action' against global terrorism will continue.

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14 November 2015, 15:19 PM

Meanwhile, CNN has revised the death toll from 153 to 128.

14 November 2015, 15:17 PM

German media report arrest in Bavaria tied to Paris attacks; police decline to confirm link, reports news agency AP.

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14 November 2015, 15:08 PM

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif offers "support to bring the perpetrators of the Paris attacks to justice."

14 November 2015, 15:02 PM

India's financial capital Mumbai has been put on high alert after Paris attacks.

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14 November 2015, 15:01 PM

While CNN confirmed at least 153 deaths, news agency AFP said at least 127 people were killed in the Paris attacks, with 180 people injured, 80 of them critically.

14 November 2015, 14:32 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says in response to Paris terror attacks: “We will help to lead the fight” against terror.

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14 November 2015, 14:31 PM

Disneyland Paris closes for the day following attacks in Paris, reports Associated Press.

14 November 2015, 13:42 PM

There is no report yet of any Indian killed or wounded in the deadly Paris terror attacks, the Indian embassy said.

"As of now there is no report of any Indian being killed," Deputy Chief of Mission Manish Prabhat told a news channel.

14 November 2015, 13:40 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his deep condolences to Hollande and all the people of France following the "horrible terrorist attacks in Paris", the Kremlin said in a statement.

"Russia strongly condemns this inhumane killing and is ready to provide any and all assistance to investigate these terrorist crimes."

14 November 2015, 13:26 PM

Paris attacks are in violation and contravention of all ethics, morals and religions, says Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir.

14 November 2015, 13:14 PM

The attack locations, according to French media reports:

  • Gun and suicide bomb attacks at Bataclan concert venue, 50 boulevard Voltaire, 11th district
  • Explosions near Stade de France, St Denis, north of Paris, as France played Germany in a football friendly
  • Gun attack at Le Carillon bar, 18 rue Alibert, 10th district
  • Gun attack at Le Petit Cambodge restaurant, 20 rue Alibert, 10th district
  • Gun attack at La Belle Equipe, 92 rue de Charonne, 11th district 
  • Gun attack at La Casa Nostra restaurant, 2 rue de la Fontaine au roi, 11th district

14 November 2015, 12:34 PM

While expressing solidarity with the people of France, Britain Prime Minister David Cameron says, "I will be chairing a meeting of COBRA this morning following the horrifying and sickening terror attacks in Paris."

14 November 2015, 12:27 PM

The Calgary Tower and the One World Trade Center lit up with the colors of the French flag to show support and sympathy regarding the Paris attacks.