There was no shortage of gun violence, but nothing on this scale before
French president, François Hollande, visits the Carillon café in Paris after three Islamist militants shot dead one person inside and took dozens of hostages inside. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images
Paris terror attacks, 13 November 2015
The triple attacks in Paris which left 130 people dead happened on the same evening as the France-Germany World Cup final. While Germany would lose that match, France prevailed in overtime in an extra time thriller – becoming only the second European country to win the World Cup following Germany in 1954.
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The attackers included three brothers: Saïd, Chérif and Foued Mohamed-Aggad. Three men were killed by police. The attackers struck five locations within Paris’s six zones: central and eastern Paris, a concert hall, a café in eastern Paris, the Stade de France stadium, and the Bataclan concert hall in the 8th district. The Daesh claimed responsibility for the assault.