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Here Is The Timeline Of The Paris Terror Attacks

Prosecutors laid out the three-hour timeline of the assault. Warning: This post contains images some readers may consider disturbing.

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Seven terrorists working in three teams methodically coordinated their attacks on Paris on Friday evening, using weapons and suicide belts designed to kill as many people as possible, authorities said.

Paris Prosecutor François Molins laid out the three-hour timeline of the massacres on Saturday, the first official detailing of the assailants' gruesome methods — including the use of Kalashnikov automatic weapons, drive-by-shootings, and explosive suicide vests loaded with shrapnel.

As of Sunday, at least 129 have died, and 42 remain in intensive care. More than 350 have been injured, and 7 terrorists died in six locations.

"These were extraordinarily violent crimes," Molins said, describing the acts as "barbarity." French President François Hollande also called the assault an "act of war" by ISIS, which has claimed responsibility.

The below timeline was taken from several translations of Molins' news conference.

21:20 local time

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The first strike came at Gate D of the Stadium of France — in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis — during a friendly match between the French and German national teams. A suicide bomber detonated a belt of explosives laced with bolts "to worsen the blast," Molins said.

The attacker died, and another person standing nearby was killed in the explosion.

21:25

About seven miles away, at the intersection of Rue Bichat and Rue Alibert, a set of assailants pulled up to the Le Carillon bar in a Fiat-type vehicle and opened fire on the crowd with 7.62 milimeter caliber bullets — which are battle rifle grade — from a semi-automatic weapon. They then turned their fire on the restaurant across the street, ​Le Petit Cambodge.

Fifteen people were killed and 10 were critically wounded in the shooting spree.

21:30

A second suicide bomber — using a device similar to the bomb at the stadium — killed himself at Gate H of the soccer stadium.

21:32

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Gunmen in a black Fiat-style vehicle opened fire along the A La Bonne Biere bar on Rue de la Fontaine-au-Roi, killing five and seriously injuring eight. About 100 bullet casings from assault weapons were found.

21:36

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At La Belle Equipe restaurant — about 1.5 miles from the other restaurants at 92 Rue de Charonne — gunmen in a black Fiat opened fire with semi-automatic weapons. The same type of bullet casings were found. Nineteen people were killed.

Around 21:40

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At the Comptoir Voltaire on Boulevard Voltaire — less than a mile from La Belle Equipe — another suicide bomber detonated a device identical to those near the stadium. One person was seriously injured and others suffered minor injuries.

21:40

Terrorists laid siege to the Bataclan concert venue — on Boulevard Voltaire where the American rock band Eagles of Death Metal were playing for a capacity crowd.

A black vehicle was parked in front of the venue, and three terrorists entered through the front door. They opened fire on fans in front of the stage, mentioning “Iraq” and “Syria.” Hundreds were taken hostage.

21:53

A third suicide bomber killed himself near the stadium.

00:20

Back at the Bataclan, police raided raided the venue, where 89 people were slaughtered. Two assailants detonated suicide vests and police killed one.

Tom Namako is the deputy news director for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Tom Namako at tom.namako@buzzfeed.com.

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