Suspected Mastermind of Paris Attacks Killed, French Prosecutors Confirm

World | November 19, 2015, Thursday // 15:45
Bulgaria: Suspected Mastermind of Paris Attacks Killed, French Prosecutors Confirm French police forensic experts carry bags outside the 8 rue du Corbillon building in Saint-Denis, northern Paris on 19 November, 2015. Police raided the building early 18 November in connection with last week`s terrorist attacks in Paris. EPA/BGNES

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected ringleader of last week’s Paris terrorist attacks, has been killed.

According to the French prosecutor's office, Abaaoud was killed during Wednesday’s pre-dawn raid on a flat in Paris suburb of Saint-Denis, NBC reported on Thursday.

His body was found riddled with bullets and shrapnel in the apartment. He was identified from his fingerprints, the BBC said.

The Belgian national, believed to be 27, died along a female suicide bomber who detonated her explosive belt when police stormed the apartment.


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