Mastermind of Paris attacks died in police raid: prosecutor

PARIS – The body of the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, has been identified among those killed in a police raid, the prosecutor’s office said Thursday.

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 Dabiq

“Abdelhamid Abaaoud has just been formally identified… as having been killed during the raid” in a northern Paris suburb on Wednesday, the prosecutor said in a statement.

source: AFP

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