Wednesday, November 18, 2015

French raid flat in search of mastermind behind Paris terrorist attack, woman utters 'Help me ' to police, blows herself up

(Paris) At 0430 local time (0330 GMT), French security forces launched an operation on a flat in the Saint Denis part of the city in search of the people behind Friday's attack. A woman 'with long blonde hair' is said to have fired an AK-47 at police before blowing herself up as a assault squad first stormed the apartment block. As she tried to kill police officers, a rooftop sniper shot dead another terror suspect through a window. Police said that five people in the flat and apartment block were taken alive and arrested while two others, including the flat's owner, were held 'nearby'. At least five police officers were injured in the ferocious gunfight, including one shot in the foot, seen being carried from the scene. The terrorists also gunned down a seven-year-old sniffer dog called Diesel sent into the block to look for booby traps.