Paris attacks key suspect killed in police raid

    Paris attacks key suspect killed in police raid

    Nov 19, Paris: Prosecutors on Thursday said that Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the key suspect behind Paris attacks, was killed in police raid in the Saint-Denis suburb. 

    The Belgian national, 27, was identified from his fingerprints prosecutor said. His body was found riddled with bullets and shrapnel in an apartment in the northern Paris suburb on Wednesday.

    "Abdelhamid Abaaoud has just been formally identified ... as having been killed during the raid" in a northern Paris suburb on Wednesday, Francois Molins said in a statement, Al Jazeera reported. French police were looking for Abaaoud along with another alleged attacker, Salah Abdeslam, who is still on the run.

    Eight people were arrested and at least two killed in the raid on the property in Saint Denis. Gun and suicide bomb attacks in the French capital on Friday had left 129 people dead and hundreds injured.

    The Oslo Times


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