Why Was Petit Cambodge A Paris Shooting Target?

Update: French police confirmed a total of six attacks in Paris, including two suicide attacks and one bombing near the Stade de France, as well as attacks at the Bataclan concert hall and a restaurant. French news outlets reported that police launched an assault on the Bataclan concert hall, where gunmen were holding 100 hostages. According to The Guardian, eight attackers are dead, several of whom died after detonating suicide belts. Authorities have reported that the number of fatalities has reached at least 120. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks; President Hollande agrees it was the terror group.

Earlier: At least 60 people are believed to be dead and many others left wounded in a series of attacks throughout Paris today, according to Reuters. These attacks, which include shootings at multiple locations, a hostage situation at the Bataclan concert hall and, according to the BBC, several reported explosions near Paris' Stade de France arena, have occurred through the central area of the city. The BBC reports that it is still an active situation, and reports indicate that six to eight hostage takers are currently holding 100 people hostage at the Bataclan concert hall in the 11th arrondisement. The Telegraph UK has described the attacks as perpetrated by "gunmen armed with kalashnikovs and grenades."

The first attack was reported to have occurred at Le Petit Cambodge, a Cambodian restaurant located in the city's busy 10th arrondissement, a popular nightlife area that would be full of people going out during the time of the attacks. The identity of the restaurant shooter is still unclear, as are the identities of the rest of the attackers.The Telegraph UK reports that police evacuated nearby bars and restaurants. Officials believe that the attacks were definitely coordinated. Further attacks were reported at the Bataclan concert hall in the neighboring 11th arrondisement, and near the Les Halles shopping mall in Paris, where Reuters is reporting there has also been a shooting.

French President Hollande has closed France's borders and declared a state of emergency for the country, according to the BBC.

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