Paris On High Alert After Attacks

Photo Courtesy CBS.com

Photo Courtesy CBS.com

Paris is still on high alert after the terrorists attacks that killed at least 129 people and injured 352.

The Bataclan Concert Hall and the Casa Nostra Cafe in Paris became the epicenters of mass terrorist shootings.  At the Bataclan Concert hall 80 people were killed. At the Casa Nostra Cafe 19 were killed. Additionally, 352 were injured.

“Two men were stopped before entering the State de France soccer stadium. They were patted down and then detonated their vests,” reported CNN.

As investigation began by the police raiding homes they have most likely found the mastermind that had planned and started the terrorist attacks stated Daily Mail.

“As the police department of Paris is constantly raiding homes and questioning victims they have new information to tell to public.It’s believed that Isis was the one who caused this massacre,” according to Daily Mail

Attackers were identified according to The Telegraph, Huffington Post, and also Daily Mail. Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was most wanted being one of the top people on the most wanted ISIS criminals, but was killed on Wednesday November 18 in the Paris suburbs of Saint-Denis;Salah Abdeslam, involved with the attack ;Omar Ismail Mostefani ; Sami Amimour, killer at the theatre ;Bilal Hadfi, suicide bomber ; Ahmad Al Mohammad, suicide bomber at Stade de France.

“Although,it is believed that Salah Abdeslam escaped to Syria when Ali Oulkadi had picked him up and took him to Syria,” stated CNN.

This mastermind (Abdelhamid Abaaoud) was also connected to the Belgian attacks in January.”He appears to be the brains behind several planned attacks in Europe,” the source told Reuters. Salah Abdeslam, brother of Ibrahim Abdeslam, is believed to be another suspect according to nytimes.com.

“Serbian media says this is 25-year-old Ahmed Almuhamed, whose Syrian passport is pictured, who blew himself up at the Bataclan concert hall and is believed to  have snuck into France with another terrorist by posing as refugees from Syria,” stated Daily Mail.

Many of the victims at the bombing were Paris officials but there were many other victims from other countries including Belgium.

“Nohemi Gonzalez, a 23-year-old US student from El Monte, California was killed in the attacks, her university said in a statement. She was studying at the Strate College of Design in Paris. The president of California State University at Long Beach, Jane Close Conoley, said the university’s “thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this sad time”. She had dual American and Mexican citizenship,” stated BBC News.

Due to all the attacks the Paris Police Department had to to close many tourist attractions including the eiffel tower and Disneyland Paris, according to CNN. The Eiffel Tower will be closed until further notice. Disneyland Paris will also be closed through Tuesday for many travel plans have been cancelled.

Famous landmarks around the world such as the Eiffel Tower, The Sydney Opera House, The Calgary Tower in Alberia, and many more were lit up in the colors of the French flag on Monday November 16th, after the terrorists attacks on Friday.