What are your general thoughts? Why the attacks happened and why we weren't able to prevent them? Why France? How should France and the world respond?

On the evening of 13 November 2015, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks occurred in Paris and Saint-Denis, France. The attacks consisted of mass shootings, suicide bombings, bombings and hostage taking. Beginning at 21:16 CET, three separate explosions and six mass shootings occurred, including bombings near the Stade de France in the northern suburb of Saint-Denis. The deadliest attack was at the Bataclan theatre where attackers took hostages and engaged in a standoff with police until it was ended at 00:58 14 November CET.

At least 129 people were killed, 89 of them at the Bataclan theatre. More than 350 people were injured by the attacks, including 99 people described as being in a serious condition.

On 14 November, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the attacks. More: en.wikipedia.org.

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