Incident Summary:

11/13/2015: A suicide bomber detonated near the Stade de France, where a soccer match was taking place, in Saint Denis, Ile-de-France, France. The suicide bomber was killed in the blast. This was one of eight coordinated attacks carried out in Paris and one of three incidents at the Stade de France on the same day. At least 53 people were injured in the three bombings at Stade de France. 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:


Saint Denis

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Stade de France.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Stade de France
Specific Description Stadium
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vest was 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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 34 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 34
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.
"Three Hours of Terror in Paris, Moment by Moment," The New York Times, November 15, 2015.
"Euro 2016 and the forgotten victims of Saint-Denis," The Guardian, June 3, 2016.