Two people are dead and four officers are injured following a raid at a suburban Paris apartment.
Officers surrounded the area in Saint-Denis following reports the suspected mastermind of Friday’s attack was holed up in the location.
The standoff began before dawn on Wednesday, lasting more than five hours later.
One woman wearing an explosive vest died after detonating the bomb on herself. One man was also killed and seven people were arrested in the standoff. 7-year-old Belgian Malinois named Diesel, a SWAT team assault dog, was also “killed by the terrorists” during the raid, police said in a tweet.
Senior officials believed Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the man thought to have orchestrated the deadly co-ordinated attacks, was inside the apartment with five other heavily armed people. No hostages were being held.
Officers say eight people were directly involved in the attacks – 7 who died carrying them out, with another, Salah Abdeslam, still at large.
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which killed 129 people.
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