Paris Explosion Can Be Heard In This Vine Taken From Stade De France
UPDATE: One day after ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Paris terror attacks, France reportedly launched airstrikes against the militant group in Syria, dropping 20 bombs in the area. Some targets were destroyed, according to reports, but not much else is known about the airstrikes.
One of the suspected suicide bombers has been identified as Ismael Omar Mostefai. Authorities also confirmed that seven of the assailants have died, and the attacks were carried out by three coordinated groups. Paris police, however, are currently hunting for an eighth attacker who may still be at large, who has been identified as 26-year-old Abdeslam Salah.
Officials have confirmed that a police raid in Belgium led to the arrests of seven individuals who may have ties to the attacks.
On Saturday, French president François Hollande has also put the blame on ISIS, calling their actions an "act of war." Said ISIS in a statement released less than 24 hours after the attacks:
France needs to know it still remains at the top of the target list of the Islamic State.
The death toll currently sits at about 130, with over 350 wounded. (One of those killed was an American woman studying abroad in France.) According to French Prosecutor François Molins, nearly 100 of those wounded are critically injured.
EARLIER: Details are still unfolding when it comes to the Paris attacks, which have left a reported over 120 people dead following at least six shootings, three explosions, and a hostage situation in Paris. But little by little, reports about what's happening on the grounds in the city are coming out, and one Vine claims to feature one of the explosions outside the Stade De France.
On Friday, France and Germany faced off in the Stade De France for a friendly match. French President François Hollande, who was watching the match, was evacuated from the stadium following reports of the explosions and shootings. (It's unclear if the incidents are linked at this time.) But those of us who are watching the tragic event unfold on our Twitter feeds have had no idea what it's like in Paris, or inside the Stade de France, right now. This Vine, however, appears to give us a glimpse inside. And the results are incredibly haunting.
Watch the Vine that purports to capture the moment that one blast occurred outside the stadium:
So far, no information has been released about the identity of those responsible for the shootings, the explosion, and the hostage situation at Bataclan, where 80 people were killed, according to reports.
Image: Miguel Medina