Paris attacks 'mastermind' killed in police raid

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Belgian suspected of orchestrating the Paris attacks, pictured in a February 2015 issue of the Islamic State group's online English-language magazine DabiqThe Islamic State jihadist suspected of masterminding the Paris attacks was killed during a major police raid, prosecutors confirmed Thursday, as French lawmakers voted to extend a state of emergency imposed after the carnage. Abdelhamid Abaaoud was killed in Wednesday’s assault by elite police units on an apartment in northern Paris, which left at least two people dead. “Abdelhamid Abaaoud has just been formally identified… as having been killed during the raid” the Paris prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

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