Paris attacks

Terrorist Attacks in Paris Tonight

By Robert Chesney
Friday, November 13, 2015, 6:32 PM

Anyone reading this site probably already knows about the horror unfolding tonight in Paris. But just in case not: Dozens are dead at multiple locations, and there appears to be a Beslan/Mumbai-style hostage crisis underway at this time at a Paris theater. There are reports of at least one suicide bomber. The government has declared a state of national emergency, and the borders have been closed. In the days ahead we likely will learn the identity of the perpetrators and, perhaps, their organizational ties. Many are noting that this likely is either an ISIL-directed, or at least ISIL-inspired, set of attacks. More initial details from BBC News Europe are here. Please pray for the victims and their families, and especially the hostages.