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18th Nov 2015

Police dog killed in Saint-Denis raids has been named by police


French officials have confirmed via Twitter that a police dog was killed during one of the counter-terrorism raids in the Saint-Denis suburb of Paris.

While targeting Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the man thought to be the mastermind of the Paris attacks of last week, police raided a number of apartments in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Policemen sustained injuries at the scene after a woman detonated a suicide vest. As many as seven explosions were heard in the area.

Reporters were told that an assault and explosive search dog was killed during the operation before it was confirmed in the following tweet…

‘Diesel, a seven-year-old Belgian Malinois, was killed by terrorists in the current operation in Saint-Denis,’ the tweet reads.


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