80 people have been killed by terrorists at a EAGLES OF DEATH METAL concert in Paris as terror unfolded in the French capital.
The band were performing in the French capital at the Bataclan venue when gunmen opened fire and detonated suicide bombs. The attack was part of a widespread terror attack where over 120 people have been killed.
Alongside the Bataclan, attacks took place at the Petit Cambodge restaurant and the Stade de France where the national football teams of France and Germany were playing a friendly.
A stage of emergency has been declared with the countries boarders shut and 15,000 military personnel have been drafted into the capital. It is understood that eight attackers have been accounted for in Paris.
In statement on the EAGLES OF DEATH METAL Facebook page, the band say, “We are still currently trying to determine the safety and whereabouts of all our band and crew. Our thoughts are with all of the people involved in this tragic situation.”
President Barack Obama says in a TV statement: “This is an attack not just on the people of France but an attack on all of humanity. We stand prepared and ready to provide whatever assistance the government and the people of France need. We want to be very clear that we stand with them in the fight against terrorism and extremism.”
A Foreign Office hotline has been set up in the UK for people who are concerned about relatives in France. The number is: 0207008000
All of us at Distorted Sound send our thoughts and prayers to those affected by this tragedy.