Friday 13th France attack shock: Paris terror mayhem in dramatic images

French fire brigade members aid an injured individual near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris, France, November 13, 2015 © Christian Hartmann
The co-ordinated attacks by jihadists brought terror to the streets of the French capital, claiming lives of more than 120 people.

Late Friday evening, gunmen attacked a bistro on Rue de Charonne.

The 'La Belle Equipe' was one of many small eateries in the vicinity - an area with a vibrant night life. Eleven people were killed.

Forensic police search for evidences outside the La Belle Equipe cafe, rue de Charonne, at the site of an attack on November 14, 2015 in Paris, after a series of gun attacks occurred across the city © Jacques Demarthon
Forensic police search for evidences inside the La Belle Equipe cafe, rue de Charonne, at the site of an attack on November 14, 2015 in Paris, after a series of gun attacks occurred across the city © Jacques Demarthon

In less than an hour, the first explosion is heard during a football friendly match between France and Germany at the Stade de France. Witnesses later said they thought it was noise made by fans.

Three people were killed in a series of explosions, two of which were conducted by suicide bombers.

Police take up position near the Stade de France stadium the morning after a series of deadly attacks in Paris , November 14, 2015 © Benoit Tessier

Afterwards, defiant fans were recorded singing the French national anthem while being evacuated from the stadium.

Meanwhile masked gunmen targeted patrons at a number of bars and restaurants, opening fire with semi-automatic weapons.

Police secure the area near the screened-off facade of the Bataclan Cafe and its adjoining concert hall the day after a series of deadly attacks in Paris, France, November 14, 2014 © Benoit Tessier

Gunshots and screaming can be heard in the chilling footage posted online by local residents.

Videos of the injuries suffered by the victims were posted on Facebook. (Courtesy Med Lagg)

Fusillade rue de Charonne, devant mes yeux

Posted by Med Lagg on 13 ноября 2015 г.

The deadliest attack of the evening came at the Bataclan Theater where four assailants opened fire on the crowd before blowing themselves up.

Police officers and forensic scientists inspect an area near to the Bataclan theatre in Paris on November 14, 2015, following a series of terrorist attacks resulting in the death of at least 120 people © Miguel Medina

Members of the audience were filmed frantically trying to escape from the building.

Brave Parisians stood together in the face of the violence and offered support to one another.

French police stand near people warming up on a street before being evacuated by bus near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal attacks in Paris, France, November 14, 2015 © Philippe Wojazer

Some city residents opened their doors, offering shelter for those stranded in the city, as the security situation led to much of the transport system being shut down.

Police patrol near Notre Dame Cathedral following a series of deadly attacks in Paris , November 14, 2015 © Gonazlo Fuentes

News of the attacks spread quickly across the globe

With the City of Light left reeling, the rest of the world showed its support.

France has declared three days of mourning.

French and European flags are tied with black ribbons as a sign of mourning at the Elysee Palace, the day after fatal shootings in Paris, France, November 14, 2015 © Jacques Brinon

The general public are trying to do what they can to help, from donating blood...

People wait to donate blood at the Hopital Saint Louis in Paris, on November 14, 2015 © Dominique Faget

To playing music, as this man did outside of the Bataclan Theater.

Blood stains in front of the 'Le Carrillon' bar in Paris, are a reminder of the nightmare that was Friday the 13th.

Blood in front of Le Carillon #blood #carnage #paris #terrorism

A photo posted by Louis Guillaume (@louisdji) on

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