November 13, 2015


Paris Terrorists Attack Eagles of Death Metal Concert


UPDATE (7:20 PM ET): Around 100 people have been killed at the Paris concert hall, according to CNN.

UPDATE: CNN's French affiliate is now reporting at 5:30 PM ET that at least 60 people have been killed. Alt Press is also reporting that Eagles of Death Metal's Josh Homme and Eden Galindo are unharmed.

In a deeply scary situation in Paris right now, coordinated terrorist attacks have occurred throughout the city on Friday night (Nov. 13), with one of the affected locations serving as the site of an Eagles of Death Metal concert in the city.

CNN affiliate is reporting that at least 18 people have been killed in the city, with attacks happening at multiple locations. Per The Guardian, one of the shootings has reportedly taken place at Le Bataclan, where Eagles of Death Metal were performing a sold-out show on Friday. Hostages may have been taken at the show, as well as at a soccer stadium and multiple restaurants.

In a statement on Friday evening, President Barack Obama called the terrorist attacks an "outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians." He added that "Paris itself represents the timeless values of human progress. ... This is a heartbreaking situation."

In Paris, Le Bataclan is located near the Charlie Hebdo newspaper headquarters, where a terrorist attack resulted in 11 fatalities in January.

Eagles of Death Metal are a California hard rock group formed by Jesse Hughes and Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme. The group released a new album, Zipper Down, last month.

This is a developing story. CNN is now reporting that police are "exchanging gunfire" with the attackers at the concert hall, and that up to 60 people have been taken hostage. Watch below for more details: