Paris: Video shows horrifying moment of Bataclan attack

The moment gunfire breaks out.
The moment gunfire breaks out.

VIDEO has emerged of the terrifying moment gunmen opened fire on the Bataclan concert hall in an attack that left 89 people dead.

Posted to Instagram by Sebastien Snow, the footage shows the Eagles of Death Metal apparently reaching the end of a song as the crackle of gunfire breaks out.

The drummer is seen ducking down as a guitarist appears to duck before quickly leaving the stage - while another guitarist stays rooted to the spot.

Mr Snow's post alongside the video reads: "The last notes before the gunfire, panic and horror".

Another Instagram user, zarzar_nicole, commented: "Oh my word!!! Horrific."

At least three gunmen opened fire at the venue in Paris' 11th district as 1,500 watched the sell-out show.

The attackers held those present hostage for around three hours until armed police stormed the concert hall.

According to the Paris prosecutor's office, two attackers blew themselves up with suicide belts as police closed in, while a third attacker was killed by security forces.

A total of 89 people were killed at the venue, making it the most deadly of the series of attacks across the French capital - which have left a total of at least 129 people dead and injured at least 180 in bars, restaurants and a football stadium.

One British man, named as Nick Alexander who was selling merchandise at the concert, is among those who died.

It comes just 10 months after the attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, which left 20 people dead, including the attackers.

Friday's series of attacks are France's deadliest since the Second World War and the worst in Europe since the 2004 Madrid bombings. 

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