Terror tactics that have become sadly associated with the Middle East were brought to the streets of the French capital Friday in multiple attacks that employed seven suicide bombs and left scores of people dead, including at least 100 who were being held hostage in a concert hall.
French investigators began to try and make sense of the chaos left in the aftermath of the bloody attack on the Bataclan concert hall, where police said the bodies of more than 110 victims remained inside.
Officers said forensic teams were examining the bodies for clues about the attack, in which the terrorists triggered explosives and fired into the packed hall during a performance by the California rock band Eagles of Death Metal.
Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre, a spokeswoman for the Paris prosecutor’s office told the Associated Press early Saturday that eight terrorists died in the attacks, seven of them in suicide bombings. The eighth was killed by security forces when they raided the concert hall. She added that it’s possible that terrorists tied to the attacks remain at large.
Investigators are searching for information about the attackers. No information has been released about them, including their nationalities or even their exact number. Islamic extremists are believed to be behind the attacks, although no group has claimed responsibility for the massacre.