Two dead in Paris siege, including woman bomber

Nov 18, 2015
saint-denis PARIS: Two suspected militants were killed, including a woman who blew herself up, in a shootout Wednesday in north Paris with police hunting the mastermind of last week's attacks on the French capital, sources said. As troops patrolled the streets, heavily-armed police swapped gunfire with people holed up in an apartment in the suburb of Saint-Denis, police sources said. Two people in the apartment were killed, including a woman who blew herself up, and a third was still inside, and at least three police were injured, they said. Two arrests were made. Watch Also: Video of Paris attacks mastermind surfaces The operation aimed at the suspected mastermind of Friday's deadly attacks in Paris, Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who has been active with the Islamic State group in Syria, the source said. The raid began before dawn, at around 04:30 am (0330 GMT), on an apartment at the crossroads of Rue de la Republique and Rue Corbillon. The area is home to the Stade de France, one of several places hit by gunmen and suicide bombers on Friday in the worst ever attack on French soil, which was claimed by the Islamic State group. The coordinated assaults killed 129 people and injured more than 350, some of them critically. - AFP

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