Suspected Belgian mastermind of the recent multiple attacks in Paris has been identified among the killed in the Wednesday’s pre-dawn police raid.
According to recent reports from the office of Paris prosecutor, “Abdel Hamid Abaaoud has just been formally identified, after comparing fingerprints, as having been killed during the police raid the office said in a statement on Thursday 19th November 2015.
Heavily armed police forces launched a raid before dawn on Wednesday in effort to arrest the militant. The militants engaged the police on a shootout that lasted for seven hours as the militant barricaded themselves in an apartment in Saint Denis.
A woman suicide bomber blew herself up to avoid being arrested.
Initially Abaaoud 28, who is believed to be the mastermind of Paris attacks which killed over 130 people, was thought to be in Syria but further investigations revealed that he was based in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis.
The Belgian IS militant had boasted of representing Daesh Takfiri group and mounting attacks in Europe.