Inside the theatre of terror: First picture from inside Bataclan shows aftermath of Jihadi attack as video emerges of the moment gunmen opened fire and terrified musician hid behind his drums


  • WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Harrowing new photograph shows the aftermath inside the Bataclan theatre
  • Footage shows the moment the terrorists opened fire inside the theatre where the rock concert was being held
  • U.S. band The Eagles of Death Metal are seen performing onstage before the sound of gunfire is heard to their left
  • One guitarist then flees the stage and the drummer dives behind his kit as the violence unfolds before them
  • At least 89 people were killed when terrorists opened fire in the crowd, indiscriminately massacring concertgoers

A harrowing image has emerged from inside the Bataclan theatre where terrorists opened fire on concertgoers on Friday night - killing at least 89 people and injuring dozens, possibly hundreds, more.

The photograph, taken in the wake of the attack, shows the blood stained interior of the concert hall where bodies remain lying on the ground and the floor is still covered in debris.

It comes as new footage shows the moment the members of U.S. rock band Eagles of Death Metal stop their performance midway through a song when the gunfire breaks out.

Witnesses have described how the jihadists shouting 'Allahu Akbar' - God is great - started indiscriminately killing those who had crammed into the venue.


A photograph of the attack at the concert hall on Friday night reveals the bloody horror of what unfolded when terrorists opened fire on the crowd of concertgoers

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A photograph of the attack at the concert hall on Friday night reveals the bloody horror of what unfolded when terrorists opened fire on the crowd of concertgoers

What sounds like a loud popping noise - which survivors later said they mistook for fireworks - breaks out to the band's left.

They instantly stop playing as the horror of what is unfolding before them sinks in.

One of the guitarists then flees the stage, while the drummer jumps down behind his drum kit for cover.

At least 89 people were killed when terrorists began shooting inside the Bataclan theatre on Friday night.

'They didn't stop firing. There was blood everywhere, corpses everywhere. Everyone was trying to flee,' said Pierre Janaszak, a radio presenter who was at the concert.

'I clearly heard them say 'It's the fault of Hollande, it's the fault of your president, he should not have intervened in Syria'.'

ISIS has now claimed responsibility, saying 'eight brothers wearing explosive belts and carrying assault rifles' conducted a 'blessed attack on... Crusader France'.

The killers - who are understood to have been young, with one possibly just 15 - specifically targeted places where young people were enjoying their Friday evening.

Those fortunate enough to escape the massacre later described scenes of chaos as Kalashnikov-wielding gunmen told people trying to flee, 'if you move, we'll kill you'. The jihadists paused briefly to move up to the balcony, where they reloaded and opened fire at concert-goers in the pit downstairs.

Meanwhile, the first Jihadi suicide bomber named in connection with the Paris terrorist attacks that left at least 129 people dead is Omar Ismail Mostefai, who was identified by his finger.

The digit was found among the carnage of the Bataclan, where the 29-year-old was one of three men who blew himself up, killing 89 men, women and children.

Born on 21 November 1985, in the Paris suburb of Courcouronnes, Mostefai’s criminal record shows eight convictions for petty crimes between 2004 and 2010.

Although he had never spent any time in jail, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said Mostefai had been picked out as a high-priority target for radicalisation in 2010.

But before Friday, Mostefai had ‘never been implicated in an investigation or a terrorist association'.

Investigators are now investigating claims that he went to Syria last year, and may have spent time with IS terrorists.

Mostefai's father and 34-year-old brother were arrested on Saturday night and their homes were searched.

'It’s a crazy thing, it’s madness,' his brother told French news agency AFP before he was taken into custody.'Yesterday I was in Paris and I saw how this s*** went down.'

The brother, one of four boys in the family along with two sisters, turned himself in to police after learning Mostefai was involved in the attacks.

While he had cut ties with Mostefai several years ago, and knew he had been involved in petty crimes, his brother said he had never imagined his brother could be radicalised.