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A timeline of the Paris attacks

Paris attacks

Armed police stand guard Nov. 14 near the Eiffel Tower, which was kept dark in honor of those who died in the terrorist attacks.

(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Three teams of terrorists carrying AK-47 assault rifles and wearing explosive vests with identical detonators appeared to have coordinated the attacks that killed 129 people and injured 352 across a swath of central Paris, French prosecutor Francois Molins said Saturday.

Eighty-nine people were killed and many others injured when three armed men took hostages and opened fire into the crowd during a rock concert at the Bataclan concert hall. The hostages were among the crowd of concertgoers standing in front of the band, Molins said.

Nineteen people were gunned down at a sidewalk cafe, and more were killed in at least five more attacks in a vibrant area not far from the Place de la Bastille.

Here is a timeline of the attacks, according to Molins: 


9:20 p.m. Two people died in the first explosion, in Saint Denis near the Stade de France where a France-Germany soccer game was underway. One passerby was killed in the attack and an assailant’s body was found at the scene with a suicide vest that had been filled with metal shrapnel.

9:25 p.m. Fifteen people were killed at Le Carillon bar and Le Petit Cambodge restaurant in Rue Alibert in Paris’ 10th district. Witnesses told authorties they saw men armed with Kalashnikovs open fire from a black SEAT car.

9:30 p.m. A second explosion went off outside the Stade de France. Authorities discovered the body of another suicide bomber and “many weapons.” Molins said the attackers used similar explosives.

9:32 p.m. Five people died and eight were injured and in “serious condition” in a shooting outside Cafe Bonne Biere on Rue de la Fontaine au Roi in the 11th district.


9:36 p.m. Nineteen people were killed at La Belle Equipe Cafe on Rue de Charonne in the 11th district. A black SEAT car was spotted at the scene. Molins said there were multiple types of weapons and “many were seriously wounded.”

9:40 p.m. One person was seriously injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up on the terrace of the Comptoir Voltaire, a cafe on Boulevard Voltaire in the 11th district. Several others were “slightly” wounded, Molins said.

9:40 p.m.: Three armed men opened fire and took hostages during a concert by the Eagles of Death Metal at the Bataclan concert hall, also in the 11th district. At least 89 people died, along with the three assailants.

9:53 p.m. A third explosion rang out near the Stade de France. The body of a third suicide bomber wearing an explosives was found at the scene.

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