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Abdelhamid Abaaoud dead: Paris attacks ringleader killed in Saint Denis raid, police confirm - live updates

Paris prosecutor says Abaaoud has been identified by his fingerprints

Adam Withnall
Thursday 19 November 2015 08:54 GMT
French policemen in the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis, early on Wednesday morning
French policemen in the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis, early on Wednesday morning (Getty Images)

Here are the latest updates:

Police in Paris raced today to identify a man killed following a major pre-dawn raid on the northern suburb of Saint-Denis.

Officials have said that a woman suicide bomber blew herself up and another person died following a gunfight after Swat teams laid siege to a flat for seven hours on Wednesday morning.

Two European sources told the Washington Post Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, the Belgian jihadist believed to be the ringleader of last Friday's massacres which left 129 dead, was killed during the police operation.

And the Paris prosecutor later said despite the condition of the bodies, Abaaoud had been identifed by his fingerprints.

Belgian police are reportedly searching for a man named Mohamed K, from Roubaix, northern France, who is suspected of supplying the terrorist gang with explosives. He later handed himself in.

And police across Europe are still looking for Salah Abdeslam, named as a possible eighth person directly involved in last Friday's attacks. Mr Molins said Abdeslam was definitely not among eight people arrested during the Saint-Denis raid.

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