Haunted by the carnage: French gendarmes testify before Paris attacks trial

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By Elizabeth Pineau PARIS (Reuters) – Six years after a group of Islamist bombers and gunmen attacked Paris, gendarmes who were on duty that night told a court on Tuesday that they were still haunted by the sound of explosions, images of human flesh and the smell of blood. Three suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the Stade de France where the national soccer team was playing Germany as other Islamic State militants struck bars, restaurants and a concert hall in the capital’s centre on Nov. 13, 2015. The attackers killed 130 people in total. Philippe, who had been in the force 33 years …

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