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Timeline of Terror: How the Horror Unfolded in Paris

The coordinated terrorist attack that roiled Paris Friday night killed at least 129 people and injured more than 350 others in a matter of minutes.
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The coordinated terrorist attack that roiled Paris Friday night killed at least 129 people and injured more than 350 others — all in a matter of minutes.

The assaults unfolded at various locations throughout the French capital and its suburbs, among them restaurants, a popular nightclub, and a soccer stadium.

Seven suspects are dead, six from blowing themselves up, authorities said, and one shot by police. Their attacks all began around 9:30 p.m. local time, or 3:30 p.m. ET.

Here is a timeline of the chaos, as recounted by Paris prosecutor Francois Molins at a news conference Saturday:

9:20 p.m.

An explosion rocks a soccer match at Stade de France, the country's national stadium in the northern Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis, as the French and German national teams square off.

The blast by a suicide bomber using an explosive belt packed with bolts kills the bomber and another person. A Syrian passport of a person born in 1990 would be found near the bomber’s body.

French President Francois Hollande, who is among the spectators at the match, is evacuated from the stadium after the blast, but the game continues.

Image: FRANCE-ATTACKS-PARIS - Stade de France stadium
Police secure the area outside the Stade de France stadium, on the outskirts of Paris, on Nov. 14.MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP - Getty Images

9:25 p.m.

In the 10th arrondissement of Paris — a neighborhood that's home to many bars, restaurants and cafes on the banks surrounding the Canal St. Martin — gunmen in a black vehicle wielding Kalashnikovs open fire on patrons at the Le Carillon bar and at Le Petit Cambodge, a Cambodian and Vietnamese restaurant.

Fifteen people are killed and 10 suffer critical injuries, Molins said. Investigators would later find around 100 spent casings of different calibers at the scene.

Image: Paris attacks aftermath - Le Carillon restaurant
Flowers are seen placed on the doorstep of the Le Carillon restaurant the morning after a series of deadly attacks in Paris, Nov. 14.CHRISTIAN HARTMANN / Reuters

9:30 p.m.

A suicide bomber detonates an explosive vest near Gate H of the stadium, but only the bomber is killed. An explosive waistcoat, packed with bolts in order to maximize the damage, is identical to the one used in the earlier stadium attack.

9:32 p.m.

Gunfire erupts on Rue de la Fontaine au Roi in the 11th arrondissement, killing five people and seriously wounding eight others.

Again, witnesses report that the shooters were in a black vehicle.

Image: Paris attacks aftermath - La Belle Equipe
Bullet holes and marks are seen on the windows of the Cafe Bonne Biere restaurant on rue de la Fontaine au Roi.David Ramos / Getty Images

9:36 p.m.

At the Belle Equipe, a popular bar in the 11th arrondissement, shooters in a black vehicle gun down 19 people using assault weapons. Nine people are wounded.

A woman who hears gunshots and looked out her window said she "saw people on the ground, some motionless and [others] curled who were scared to move." One of the gunmen was on foot and another was in the car during the attack, she said.

Around 100 spent casings of different calibers were later found. Like in the previous shootings, the they included 7.62 mm, the kind used in Kalashnikovs.

Image: Paris attacks aftermath - La Belle Equipe
Police officers investigate La Belle Equipe bar after a deadly attack on Nov. 14 in Paris.Antoine Antoniol / Getty Images

9:40 p.m.

Three gunmen emerge from a black car parked in front of the Bataclan concert hall, “carrying weapons of war,” Molins said.

They storm the nightclub, where American band Eagles of Death Metal are playing before a packed crowd, firing bursts as they enter and taking the audience hostage.

Then they turn their weapons on the crowd. Concertgoers dropped to the floor, some playing dead. The gunmen fired randomly, pausing to reload several times.

"They tried to kill as many people as possible, and they were very calm. They reloaded many times," Julien Pearce, a French radio reporter who managed to escape, told NBC News.

Eighty-nine were killed. Witnesses reported the attackers cried "Allahu Akbar."

At the same time, at Comptoir Voltaire cafe in the 11th arrondissement, a suicide bomber blew himself up, but he was the only one killed. A person in the restaurant was seriously injured.

9:53 p.m.

A third suicide bomber kills himself near the Stade de France.

12:20 a.m.

Security forces launch an assault at the Bataclan. Three of the attackers are killed: one is shot and the explosive he was carrying detonates. The other two kill themselves using explosive belts as the police assault takes place.