The mastermind behind the Paris terror attacks is dead after his body was found “riddled with bullets” in the apartment at the centre of yesterday’s armed siege.
Abdelhamid Abaaoud was identified by forensics efforts after yesterdays six-hour stand-off between terror suspects and police on the St Denis area of Paris.
The 28-year-old Belgian extremist was shot dead by a police sniper.
The Paris prosecutor Francois Molins revealed his body was found inside the apartment “riddled with bullets”.
He was first hit by the sniper bullet then blown up by several grenades.
Terror suspects in the flat fired 5000 rounds during the operation during which Abaaoud’s cousin Hasna Ait Boulahcen, 26, blew herself up.
Mr Molins confirmed: “Abdel Hamid Abaaoud has just been formally identified, after comparing fingerprints, as having been killed during the raid.
“It was the body we had discovered in the building, riddled with bullets.”
According to police Ait Boulahcen, shouted: “He’s not my boyfriend!” before blowing herself up after officers asked her where her ‘boyfriend’ (Abaaoud) was.
The bodies recovered in the raid were badly mangled, with a part of the Ait Boulahcen’s spine landing on a police car.
Above picture also confirmed , the first picture of Europe’s first female suicide bomber showing her defiantly making an obscene gesture at the camera.
Eight people, including a woman, were arrested by French cops – and two people were killed during yesterday’s stand-off, the prosecutor revealed this afternoon.
The raid was carried out after French authorities received a tip on Monday that Abaaoud was in France, which police ‘thoroughly checked’ to see if it stood up.
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