A woman was killed after activating a suicide vest. Another jihadi is dead as more than 100 police and soldiers were today involved in a gunfight with up to six suspected Paris terrorists including the mastermind behind Friday’s attackes, Joinfo.ua reports with the reference to the Daily Mail.
French SWAT teams and special forces have surrounded an apartment in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis – close to the Stade de France – in a siege that started at 4:30am this morning.
French media are reporting the architect of the plan that killed 129 people, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, is alive and inside the flat – until now it was thought he was in Syria orchestrating the Paris attacks from ISIS capital Raqqa, the edition sais.
A woman who may be Abaaoud’s jihadi bride is said to have fired her AK-47 at police before blowing herself up as an assault squad stormed the apartment block.
Three men hiding out in an apartment were arrested, the prosecutor’s office said, although it did not release the three men’s identities.
A man and a woman were also captured near the apartment and have been taken in, the office said.
The police is still trying to ‘neutralise’ more people surrounded in the building.
An innocent person on the street may have been killed in the crossfire and at least five police have been injured in the ferocious gunfight. The terrorists also shot and killed a police dog.
One of the nine suspected massacre shooters Salah Abdeslam, 26, who has been subject to an international manhunt focussed on Belgium, may also be inside.