A woman blew herself up and another perso was killed as elite French police raided an apartment early Wednesday near Paris, targeting high-level terror suspects involved in last week's attacks, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins confirmed to NBC News. Seven people were also arrested in the raid. It was not immediately clear how the second person died.
Heavy gunfire was reported for several hours beginning around 4:30 a.m. local time (10:30 p.m. ET Tuesday) in the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis, near the Stade de France, which was targeted by three suicide bombers on Friday.
A woman detonated her suicide vest as the apartment was stormed, according to the Paris Prosecutor's Office. Five police officers were injured during the incident and a police dog named Diesel was also killed, according to NBC News.
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Officials confirmed that Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian jihadist who is suspected of being a lynchpin in the assaults that killed 129 people in Paris on Friday, was one of several people targeted by the raid. However, it was not immediately clear whether Abaaoud was among those arrested or was ever in the apartment.