French says ‘mastermind’ behind Paris attacks was killed in raid

This undated image taken from a militant website on Monday Nov. 16, 2015 showing Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud. A French official says Abdelhamid Abaaoud is the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks was also linked to thwarted train and church attacks. / AP

PARIS (AP) – Paris Prosecutors say the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was killed in a police raid.

In a statement Thursday, the prosecutor’s office said that Abaaoud’s body was found in an apartment building targeted in the raid in Saint-Denis north of Paris on Wednesday. It said he was identified based on skin samples.

 

 

 

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