Wednesday 18 November 2015

Paris Attacks: Heavy Gunfire Reported In Paris Suburb As Police Search For New Suspect (Full Pictures Of Raid)

Explosions and heavy gunfire were heard in Paris as armed police searching for suspects from Friday's attacks raided a flat in the suburb of Saint Denis.

Two people were killed in the raid, including a female suspect who blew herself up with a suicide belt. Seven people have been arrested, police say.
A government spokesman has confirmed the operation has ended.

The focus of the raid is said to be the alleged mastermind of Friday's attacks that killed 129 people.
Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a 27-year-old Belgian of Moroccan origin, was originally suspected of organizing Friday's attacks from Syria.
But this has not been confirmed.

Roads were blocked off around Rue de la Republique in Saint Denis, in the same district as the Stade de France where suicide attackers detonated bombs on Friday.
Heroic Dog Shot By ISIS During The Raid
Truckloads of soldiers joined armed police at the scene as the operation got under way at 04:20 local time (03.20 GMT).
"I've been hearing gunshots continuously, like fireworks... There have been some breaks but... to me it sounds like continuous gunshots," one resident, Benson Hoi, told the BBC earlier.

Another witness, Amine Guizani, told the Associated Press he heard the sounds of grenades and automatic gunfire.
"They were shooting for an hour, non-stop. There were grenades. It was going, stopping, Kalashnikovs, Starting again," he said.

At least five people were believed to have been in the targeted third floor flat, French media report.

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