Published On : Wed, Nov 18th, 2015

Massive operation against holed up IS terrorist in Paris

French Op

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Paris/ Nagpur: Taking the toughest stand against IS terrorists, Paris has launched massive operation to filter out the hoped up terrorists. Explosions and gunfire rang out early Wednesday as heavily armed police surrounded a suburban Paris apartment where suspects are holed up, said media reports.

Police said two people were dead during the operation, including woman who blew herself up.

A senior French police official says the large police operation north of Paris is targeting the suspected mastermind of last week’s attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud.

The official says authorities believe Abaaoud is holed up in an apartment in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis, along with up to five other heavily armed people.


The official, who was not authorized to be publicly named according to police rules but is informed routinely about the operation, says that scores of police who stormed the building early Wednesday were met with unexpectedly violent resistance. Reinforcements were summoned and several people were injured.

Live updates:

12.35 p.m. IST: Two dead in Paris siege, including woman who blew herself up, say police. Military deployed amid shootout.

12.25 p.m. IST: A senior French police official says the large police operation north of Paris is targeting the suspected mastermind of last week’s attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud.

The official says authorities believe Abaaoud is holed up in an apartment in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis, along with up to five other heavily armed people.

The official, who was not authorized to be publicly named according to police rules but is informed routinely about the operation, says that scores of police who stormed the building early Wednesday were met with unexpectedly violent resistance. Reinforcements were summoned and several people were injured.