France: Vigil held on Anniversary of Paris Attacks

paris attacks_1542136824917.jpg.jpg

PARIS, France (NBC) – People across the city of Paris gather in prayer on Tuesday, as it marks the third anniversary of the November 2015 Paris Terrorist Attacks.

France’s prime minister and the mayor of Paris held a minute of silence outside the Bataclan Concert Hall; that’s where 90 people were killed during the attacks that took a total of 130 lives.

French officials and first responders were joined by the mayor of London for the solemn ceremony.

They listened to the names of the fallen read aloud before laying a wreath.

On the night of November 13th, 2015, three gunmen stormed the concert hall.

They opened fire on the crowd with AK-47 rifles during a performance by the California rock band Eagles Of Death Metal.

Terrorists also set off a suicide bomb at a sports stadium and attacked a string of six bars and cafes in Paris.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the killings, because of France’s role in the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss