France marks 5 years since deadly attacks on Bataclan, cafes

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In silence and mourning, France marked five years since 130 people were killed by Islamic State extremists who targeted the Bataclan concert hall, Paris cafes and the national stadium in a series of coordinated attacks.

It was France’s deadliest peacetime attack, deeply shaking the nation. It led to intensified French military action against extremists abroad and a security crackdown at home.

SEVERAL WOUNDED IN EXPLOSION AT SAUDI CEMETERY: FRENCH OFFICIALS

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Five years later, Prime Minister Jean Castex was leading silent ceremonies Friday at the multiple sites targeted by coordinated attackers around the French capital on Nov. 13, 2015: the Stade de France in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis, the Bataclan and five cafes in eastern Paris where gunfire shattered the balmy Friday night.