Incident Summary:

11/13/2015: Three suicide bombers opened fire on Bataclan concert hall, where an Eagles of Death Metal concert was being held, in 11th arrondissement, Paris, France. In addition to the three bombers, at least 90 people were killed and 200 others were injured in the attack. Additionally, at least 20 civilians were taken hostage for two hours during the incident. This was one of eight coordinated attacks carried out in Paris on the same day. Later reports state that an additional 132 people were injured across all eight incidents. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility and stated that the attacks were carried out in retaliation for France's participation in the United States-led coalition that carried out airstrikes on ISIL targets in Iraq and Syria.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the 11th Arrondissement.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Bataclan
Specific Description Concert Hall
Nationality of Target France
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Multinational
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 20
US Hostages 0
Hours of Kidnapping 2
Outcome Combination
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Explosives Grenade
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Three explosives-laden vests, grenades, and AK-47 assault rifles were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualties numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here. Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those wounded across incidents 201511130002, 201511130003, 201511130004, 201511130005, 201511130006, 201511130007, 201511130008, and 201511130009.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 93 Fatalities / 217 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 93
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 217
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"For Survivors of Paris Attacks, Mental Scars May Outlast Wounds," The New York Times, November 30, 2015.
"In Memoriam: Paris Terror Attacks," CNN, November 28, 2015.
"Stories of those who died in the Paris attacks," The Associated Press, November 25, 2015.