Paris terror attacks: How a night of horror unfolded

At least 129 people are now thought to have died in six terror attacks across Paris on Friday night. Three hundred and fifty-two people have been injured, 99 seriously.

Seven terrorists have been killed, several are believed believed to have detonated suicide vests. It's thought they carried out the attacks working in three teams.

Here is a breakdown of events during France's deadliest day in decades:

9.20pm (local): Suicide bombers target France football match

A suicide bomber detonates an explosive belt near a gate of the sports stadium Stade de France in Saint-Denis, where President Francois Hollande and the German foreign minister are watching a friendly international football game. The explosion kills the bomber and a passer-by.

People hug on the street near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal attacks in Paris, France. Credit: Reuters

9.25pm: Attacks on restaurants and cafés begin

About five miles away from the Stade de France, in a popular nightlife district, at the crossroads of Rue Bichat and Rue Alibert, gunmen shoot at people sitting on the terraces of the "Le Carillon" bar and the "Petit Cambodge" restaurant, killing 15 and severely injuring 10.

9.30pm: Second suicide bomber detonates explosives

Outside the Stade de France, a second suicide bomber sets off his explosives, killing himself. His explosive belt is identical to that used by the first suicide bomber.

Members of the crowd spilled on to the pitch after the explosions, which could be heard inside the stadium, while President Hollande left immediately to go to the country's Interior Ministry.

9.32pm: Gunmen open fire in on bar in 11th District

Minutes later, gunmen begin shooting in front of the bar "A La Bonne Biere" on the corner of Rue Fontaine au Roi in the 11th district, killing five people and severely injuring eight.

9.36pm: Gunmen open fire on restaurant terrace

At La Belle Equipe bar in the Rue de Charonne in the 11th district, two men open fire on diners on an open air terrace. Nineteen people are killed and another nine are severely injured.

9.40pm: suicide bomber kills himself inside restaurant

Another suicide bomber kills himself inside the restaurant "Le Comptoir Voltaire" on Boulevard Voltaire , also in the 11th district, severely injuring one person and leaving another with minor injuries.

Police form a cordon outside the Bataclan music venue prior to an assault. Credit: Reuters

9.40pm: Terror at concert venue

At the same time, the deadliest attack begins at the Bataclan concert hall as three attackers storm an Eagles of Death Metal concert and began to fire indiscriminately into the crowd, throwing explosives as they advance.

They then take hostages, grouping people into the orchestra pit where most of the bodies are later found.

Around 89 people are killed and many wounded. Witnesses say the attackers mention Syria and Iraq.

People warm up under protective thermal blankets as they gather on a street near the Bataclan concert. Credit: Reuters

9.53pm: third explosion at the Stade de France

Just 400m from the first two explosions, a third explosion takes place outside the stadium and a third suicide bomber's body is found.

00.20am: Security forces launch an assault on the Bataclan concert venue

Elite security forces raided the concert hall and the three gunmen are killed.

Police say two of them detonated "suicide belts" during the assault, with a third hostage-taker dying in the gunfight.

Eighty-nine people are now known to have died at the venue. Earlier reports put the number as high as 100.

World reacts after Paris horror

  • French president Francois Hollande has declared a state of emergency in France and reinstalled border checks.

  • The Mayor of Paris has urged residents not to leave home.

  • US President Barack Obama has declared the co-ordinated attack on Paris an "attack on all of humanity".

  • The Foreign Office has said it is in touch with French authorities to ascertain whether there are any British nationals caught up in the attacks.

It's the second major terror attack in Paris this year, after 11 people were killed in an attack on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The Foreign Office says people with concerns about British friends or relatives in Paris can call the main switchboard number 0044 207 008 1500 for help.

Useful numbers if you are in Paris and need advice:

British Embassy +33144513100

Irish Embassy +33144176700

US Embassy +33143122222

Canadian Embassy +33144432900