Paris updates:St Denis raid reaches an end

Paris updates:St Denis raid reaches an end

Paris updates:St Denis raid reaches an end

Written by Tharushan Fernando

18 Nov, 2015 | 4:02 pm

French Government says they have identified all 129 victims from the deadly attacks on Friday

The French government has said that the raid is now over.

Interior Minster has given details of the arrested suspects. Speaking from St-Denis, he stated that the seven people have been arrested, three were inside the apartment, two were hidden under rubble and other two were the landlord of the property and his friend.

Interior Minster Cazeneuve says intelligence led to believe that Abdel-Hamid Abu Oud in Paris. According to the Minster,  information “gave the impression that Abu Oud was likely to be there,” and had led police to the apartment in St-Denis  

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Abu Oud, a Belgian of Moroccan origin, was first named by police as a wanted extremist after a gun battle in eastern Belgium in January during a raid on an ISIS cell

 

According to French media the anti-terror and Swat teams in the streets around the apartment are already giving way to detectives and forensic scientists, who will begin identifying and analyzing the evidence inside.

There is as yet no information about what has happened to the final person thought still to be in the apartment

Police had arrested seven people in St-Denis, the Paris suburb where the operation had been continuing Wednesday morning

The Major police operation targeting alleged mastermind of Friday’s terror attacks in Paris have left two dead.

According to police, one of the men wanted in connection with Friday Night’s bombing has killed by a grenade while a Paris public prosecutor has said that a woman had blown herself up using an explosive belt

Unconfirmed reports state that there may be a third person inside the apartment building on the rue du Corbillon in St-Denis, a town just north of Paris, where police launched the operation at about 4.30 a.m.

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