The November 2015 Paris Attacks: Background information when reading You Will Not Have My Hate

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You Will Not Have My Hate

by Antoine Leiris

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You Will Not Have My Hate by Antoine Leiris
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    Oct 2016, 144 pages
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    Oct 2017, 144 pages

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The November 2015 Paris Attacks

On Friday, November 13, 2015, suicide bombers and gunmen launched coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris, France. Antoine Leiris's wife Hélène was among the victims.

The first sign of trouble came at the Stade de France, a stadium in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis. On the night in question, France was playing Germany in an international soccer match. Spectators were searched before being allowed to enter the stadium, and a man was discovered to be wearing a suicide belt packed with explosives. He backed away from the guards and detonated himself at 9:20 p.m., killing one bystander. A second bomber exploded his payload at a different entrance about 10 minutes later, and a third detonated at a McDonald's near the stadium at 9:53 p.m. It was later learned that the first bomber was supposed to blow himself up inside the stadium, causing panicked spectators to flee into the paths of the other two attackers, at which point they would trigger their explosives.

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