French Say Paris Attack ‘Mastermind’ Was Killed in Raid

Paris Police Say Cousin of 'Mastermind' Died Too

The Paris prosecutor says that the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was killed in a police raid.

In a statement Thursday, the prosecutor’s office said that Abaaoud’s body was found in an apartment building targeted in the raid in Saint-Denis north of Paris Wednesday.

It said he was identified based on skin samples.

Three police officials say a woman killed during a raid on an apartment in suburban Paris was Abaaoud’s cousin.

One official says Hasna Aitboulahcen is believed to have detonated a suicide vest after a brief exchange with police officers.

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