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Mass-Fatality, Coordinated Attacks Worldwide, and Terrorism in France


On November 13, 2015 assailants carried out a series of coordinated attacks at locations in Paris, France, including a theater where a concert was being held, several restaurants, and a sporting event. These attacks reportedly killed more than 120 people and wounded more than 350 others. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack.[1] To provide contextual information on coordinated, mass-fatality attacks, as well as terrorism in France and the attack patterns of ISIL, START has compiled the following information from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD).[2]


[1] Reuters. (2015, November 14). Timeline of Paris attacks according to public prosecutor. Retrieved on November 14, 2015 from http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/14/us-france-shooting-timeline-idUSKCN0T31BS20151114

[2] For additional information on the inclusion criteria and data collection methodology for the Global Terrorism Database, please see the GTD Codebook.

Publication Information

Full Citation:

Miller, Erin. 2015. "Mass-Fatality, Coordinated Attacks Worldwide, and Terrorism in France." Background Report, START. College Park. November. http://www.start.umd.edu/pubs/START_ParisMassCasualtyCoordinatedAttack_Nov2015.pdf

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