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Developing: Siege in St Denis Paris

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Sky News:

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3 fatalities reported, a passerby, a female suicide bomber and one terrorist shot by a police sniper.

(I noticed the sniper rifle Friday evening, along with the Beretta M12 sub machine guns favoured by French Police. Also notice, police use of modified Ruger Mini 14s which seem to have burst and full automatic capability. French military — present in the outer cordon — use the FAMAS assault rifle which uses the usual NATO 5.56 x 45 mm round.. FYI an Assault Rifle, following Hitler’s name for the MP44, is a select fire, reduced power round rifle that is more controllable on full auto, fires a more powerful round than the typical 9 mm parabellum used by most SMGs, and outranges the SMG to 300 – 500 m, whilst a full power round has nominal effective range out to 800 m, as with the classic SMLE Lee Enfield and similar WWI era rifles. The great majority of military engagements are within 300 m. Where, “Assault Weapon” is a political label now used in laws, but which is ill defined in terms of actual tactically relevant technical weapons characteristics.)

It looks like 5 – 7 suspects were holed up in a cordoned off Apartment about a mile from the National Stadium. END

PS: Wiki often gives a good tracker on developing stories like this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_2015_Paris_attacks

23 Replies to “Developing: Siege in St Denis Paris

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    kairosfocus says:

    Sky News popped up with this developing story on a background tab. 4:30 on this morning, Paris time. 5 – 7 terrorists holed up.

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    kairosfocus says:

    France24 live: http://www.france24.com/en/livefeed . . . for the moment other stories.

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    kairosfocus says:

    8:30 am Paris time, police u/d 2 dead.

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    kairosfocus says:

    Wide cordon, possibility of a big bomb so cordon is 100 – 200 m. This is also favoured engagement range of police as opposed to military snipers.

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    kairosfocus says:

    8:45 Paris time, first report, four police officers injured when a woman in a suicide vest detonated herself. Back to two dead including the female suicide bomber. By implication the other dead person is a suspect shot by a police sniper. The “mastermind,” previously thought to be in Syria, may be holed up in the Apt.

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    kairosfocus says:

    France 24, Witness report two men one woman seen going to the apt last evening, at least one suspect remains in the 3rd floor apt. The earlier 5 – 7 number has not been followed up on since I first heard on Sky News.

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    kairosfocus says:

    Five arrests reported.

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    kairosfocus says:

    Balaclava wearing squad toting a well known profile HK MP5 walking away towards the camera, and the police seem noticeably more relaxed. The squad may be a SWAT team from one of the elite police units. Pistols on hips seem to be revolvers (from the bulginess), a known characteristic of one of the French SWAT units. This may be effectively over.

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    kairosfocus says:

    Police report, two dead, three detained [no identities given], four police injured, Report sounds like a first after its over. No hostages.

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    kairosfocus says:

    Police sniper — from scoped rifle, got into a van which moves off.

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    kairosfocus says:

    Seven arrests, it seems something is ongoing.

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    kairosfocus says:

    Forensics officers are now waiting at the inner 100 m cordon. 2 dead, 7 injured incl 5 police officers (slight). Earlier the man who rented or lent the apt it seems was arrested after speaking to a local station. I think the — hopefully not a — high intensity stage is over.

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    kairosfocus says:

    Group of masked police walking away with [armoured?] shields and one FAMAS. Look relaxed, post action.

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    kairosfocus says:

    Talk of an imminent operation foiled by the raid — appar targetting the business district this time. https://ca.news.yahoo.com/suspects-had-planned-attack-paris-business-district-source-093049631.html

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    Mapou says:

    World war 3 is under way and will steadily escalate and engulf the entire world. Many of the nations (Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, etc.) who pretend to be fighting Islamist terrorism are actually financing it. In the end, the Middle East will be invaded and fully occupied by western nations. Mecca, the seat of Islam, will be destroyed. It will be ugly. Just saying.

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    kairosfocus says:

    Mapou, actually either 4 or 0 depending on how to count. WW4 as the global cold war was WW3 a slow burn contest. Zero, if you reckon this is the 1400 year war returning. KF

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    Mapou says:

    kairosfocus, I believe this war is a continuation of an age-old conflict that started many thousands of years ago during the old Babylonian period. The prophet Daniel had a lot to say about it in his prophecies regarding the king of the south (Egypt/Muslims) and the king of the north (Rome/Christians) over the millenia. If my interpretation of Daniel is correct, the king of the south will get his arse handed over to him in the end, but not before a violent and unmerciful war. We live in interesting times. Again, just saying.

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    Box says:

    KF #19 exactly right.

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    kairosfocus says:

    Box, grim but vitally important viewing, of course in our suicidal civilisation totally not politically correct. The animation on battles is especially chilling. KF

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    kairosfocus says:

    Got ‘e: the mastermind is confirmed dead http://kairosfocus.blogspot.co.....rmind.html

    (But cf the linked for disturbing reading including on the TSA and possible terrorist infiltration routes into the USA, which is where ISIS says it is headed. Note a warning on Chem and bio weapons.)

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