Per the UK Daily Mail, “this harrowing image has emerged from inside the Bataclan theatre where terrorists opened fire on concertgoers on Friday night – killing at least 89 people and injuring dozens, possibly hundreds, more.”
The photograph, taken in the wake of the attack, shows the blood-stained interior of the concert hall where bodies remain lying on the ground and the floor is still covered in debris.
The video footage below shows the moment the members of U.S. rock band Eagles of Death Metal stopped their performance midway through a song when the gunfire broke out and the drummer dives for cover.
More information is emerging about the attackers.
“Serbian media claims Ahmed Almuhamed, 25, whose Syrian passport was found on the body of a suicide bomber, allegedly blew himself up at the Bataclan concert hall.
The newspaper Blic claims Almuhamed arrived with another of the bombers in Europe on the Greek island of Leros on October 3 on his way to Paris. Greek website Protothema have published ferry tickets showing the name of a second man, Mohammed Almuhamed, who could be a relation.
Survivors have claimed that a woman was among the group shooting randomly into the crowd at the gig before three blew themselves up and a fourth person was shot dead by police before they could detonate their bomb.
At least 129 people died in Paris on Friday night after eight terrorists, including one as young as 15, attacked the Stade de France, restaurants and the packed Bataclan concert hall armed with AK-47s, grenades and wearing suicide vests.
One of the attackers has been named locally as homegrown terrorist Omar Ismaël Mostefai, 29, from Courcouronnes, Paris. The petty criminal was known to police as a radical and identified by the fingerprint on a severed digit found after he detonated his suicide belt.
It is believed two of the bombers were carrying Syrian passports. At least two others are believed to be French while several could also be Belgian.
The disclosure that some may have entered Europe as migrants, which came amid claims of French intelligence failures, inevitably raises new security concerns about the safety of Europe’s borders.”
And as we just reported here, Syrians are now on their way to our shores. These horrific images remind us of the price we will inevitably have to pay for open borders and lax vigilance.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]