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At Least Eight Restaurants in Paris Affected in Multiple, Coordinated Attacks

Over 130 people have died.

Outside Le Carillon, a restaurant in Paris's 10th arrondissement, after last Friday's attacks
Outside Le Carillon, a restaurant in Paris's 10th arrondissement, after last Friday's attacks
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A painfully real nightmare fell upon Paris last Friday, November 13 when terrorists used bombs and machine guns to attack innocent citizens in coordinated attacks at at least seven locations near the city's center. They killed some 130 people; hundreds of others were wounded.

Seven shooters and suicide bombers have been identified, but authorities are still searching for others involved in the attacks. According to the Wall Street Journal, one of the attackers tried to enter the Stade de France, where explosives had gone off, but was turned away by police. He instead detonated his suicide vest inside a nearby McDonald's. At least one person was killed.

Independent restaurants, cafes, and bars were among the multiple crime scenes.

Le Petit Cambodge and Le Carillon, two restaurants in the city's 10th Arrondissement, were the first restaurants hit in the multiple attacks across the city.

As people began to report the sound of explosions in the Stade de France, attackers shot diners outside Le Carillon, a restaurant and bar. Then, they walked into Le Petit Cambodge, a four-year-old family-owned Cambodian restaurant and killed 11 people, injuring a dozen others. One of the dead was an American studying abroad, Nohemi Gonzalez, who was shot in the stomach. On Yelp and Facebook, former patrons and mourners near and far expressed their concern, regret, and sadness. The Ben family along with their daughter Kirita Gallois and her husband Christian Gallois operate Le Petit Cambodge. Le Cambodge, the Ben family's other restaurant, is also closed.

Next, attackers shot people outside of Café Bonne Bière, a popular lunch spot with locals and tourists. Between the cafe and nearby La Casa Nostra, an Italian restaurant, five people were killed.

In the 11tth Arrondissement, a suicide bomber walked into Comptoir Voltaire cafe. After placing an order at a table outside, he detonated his vest, injuring a dozen people, one critically. The restaurant's Facebook page (translated) notes that it will be "closed because of the investigation for a while."

At La Belle Equipe, a popular bar in the 11th Arrondissement, 19 people were cornered and killed. There were also casualties next door at Sushi Maki, a popular Japanese restaurant.

This story is still developing, and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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