UPDATE: Officials are starting to release details about who was killed in the Paris terror attacks Friday. Over 120 were killed in the attack, which ISIS has claimed responsibility for, while over 350 have been wounded. (According to French Prosecutor François Molins, nearly 100 of those wounded are critically injured.) In a statement Nov. 19, the French Council of Ministers said that all victims of the Paris attacks had been identified, and most of the families of those killed had received remains. Here are some of the victims' names:
- Valentin Ribet, 26, France, a lawyer and graduate of the London School of Economics who was killed at the Bataclan
- Elodie Breuil, 23, France, who was attending the Eagles of Death Metal concert in the Bataclan
- Nick Alexander, 36, UK, who had been selling merchandise for Eagles of Death Metal at the Bataclan
- Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, U.S./Mexico, a study abroad student from California State University, Long Beach
- Thomas Ayad, 32, France, a product manager for Universal Music France who was killed at the Bataclan
- Marie and Manu, France, two individuals who worked for Universal Music France (their last names were not provided by the company's president)
- Fabrice DuBois, France, who worked at advertising agency Publicis Conseil and died in the Bataclan
- Lola Salines, France, a roller derby team member who died at the Bataclan
- Mathieu Hoche, 38, France, a technician for France 24 who was attending the Eagles of Death Metal concert
- Guillaume B. Decherf, 43, France, a writer for Les Inrocks who had previously written about the Eagles of Death Metal
- Aurélie De Peretti, 33, France, a music lover
- Elsa DelPlace, France, and Patricia San Marti, 55, Chile, a mother-and-daughter pair who died at the Bataclan. DelPlace was a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts
- Luis Felipe Zschoche Valle, Chile, a professional musician
- Cedric Mauduit, France, an employee for the Calvados county council who died at the Bataclan
- Asta Diakite, France
- Michelli Gil Jaimez, 27, Mexico, who was visiting from Veracruz's Tuxpan
See more victims' names here.
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. Officials have confirmed that a police raid in Belgium led to the arrests of seven individuals who may have ties to the attacks.
EARLIER: Shots were fired in six different locations in Paris Friday night, and at least three explosions have been reported, one near the Stade de France stadium. The victims of the Paris shootings and explosions have not yet been identified. According to Le Figaro, police are reporting at least 100 dead in the attacks. A police siege also ended a hostages situation at Le Bataclan nightclub, the site of the most deadly attack on the city, with over 100 believed dead in the venue alone. Police believe the incidents may be related.
Eagles of Death Metal, an American metal band, was performing at at the Bataclan club at the time of the attack, but its band members reportedly escaped the attack. And though two assailants were confirmed to have been killed inside the venue and police believe all attackers are now dead, it's still unclear what the motivations were behind the killing. French President François Hollande says he knows "who these criminals are," but, so far, officials aren't saying much more.
Starting Saturday, the names of those killed in the terrorist attacks in Paris began to emerge. Here are the victims who have been identified so far, and their age and home country, if known:
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