How Many Terrorist Attacks Have There Been In Paris?
Paris is, indeed, the city of lights this evening, in the worst way possible. Sirens sound as details continue to emerge about the attacks in Paris this evening, including the shooting at Le Petit Cambodge restaurant, the explosion outside the Stade de France, and the hostages being held at the Bataclan concert hall. These devastating events are believed to have been terror attacks, and this isn't the first time the city has been targeted in recent times.
Though there are many reports with different numbers circulating, the "Little Cambodia" restaurant shooting has apparently left 40 dead and seven injured, according to current estimates. There are also believed to be as many as many as 100 hostages at Le Bataclan, as well as 35 dead. According to The Telegraph, witnesses also reported grenades thrown at the stadium where a soccer game between France and Germany was being played.
Sadly, France has already experienced a surge in terror attacks in recent years, several of them centered in the country's capital. There have been three terror attacks in Paris since May 2013, as well as four in other cities in France, according to The Telegraph.
Here's a breakdown of the three most recent attacks in Paris preceding the events of Nov. 13:
May 23, 2013: French Soldier Stabbed By Islam Convert
Cedric Cordier was a soldier on duty in Paris' La Defense business district when was stabbed in the neck on May 23, 2013, according to the BBC. He was attacked by a convert to Islam named Alexandre Dhaussy, reports The Telegraph, and it was treated as a terror attack. Thankfully, Cordier survived.
Jan. 7, 2015: Attack On Charlie Hebdo Office
French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was the subject of a brutal terror attack on Jan. 7 this year, in which 12 people were shot and killed. The attack was a response to a cartoon of the Muslim prophet Muhammad the magazine had published.
Jan. 8, 2015: Attack On A Jewish Supermarket
The day after the attack on Charlie Hebdo, Amedy Coulibaly killed four people inside of a Jewish supermarket, as well as a policewoman outside of the building, according to The Telegraph.