Paris terrorist attack: Police kill 2 suspects in Saint-Denis suburb, Air France flights diverted in USA
As many as two people reportedly died in Parisâ€™ suburb Saint Denis earlier today. Reports suggest that a female suicide bomber blew her up when officials were close to apprehend her. But it didnâ€™t cause death or injuries to police or SWAT teams taking part in the operation to flush out terrorists.
The operation started very early in the morning in the French capital to nab the mastermind of the terrorist blasts five days ago that killed as many as 129 people. There were reports the terrorists were holed up in the Saint Denis suburb and officials tried to ensure they were apprehended without causing any further terrorist attack.
Following the completion of the operation, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said that the French government is working to determine the fate of the suspected mastermind of last week’s Paris attacks after a seven-hour police raid on an apartment where he was believed to be hiding. Molins told the media that the police and SWAT teams began the raid on Wednesday after gathering information that suspect Abdelhamid Abaaoud could be in a safe house apartment in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis. Molins told the media that the information was collected through tapped telephone conversations, surveillance and witness accounts.
Meanwhile authorities have said that two suspects who were associated with the deadly attacks in Paris died after police raided. After seven hours, police declared the operation was now over. Officials claim that now forensic experts were examining the place where terrorists were holed up after female suspect killed herself by detonating a vest rigged with explosives at the start of the operation.
Till now the people who died on the spot have not been identified. In the meantime French media said the target of the raid was Belgian national Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a key suspect in Friday’s attacks, in which at least 129 people were killed.