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Conflict News @Conflicts 44m44 minutes ago
Reports of gunshots in the Saint-Denis area of Paris; possible police raid; we are awaiting confirmation.
SAINT-DENIS, France -- Videos are emerging out of Saint-Denis area of Paris of multiple gunshots and possible explosions.
Swarms of police can be scene, residents are being told to stay inside.
Unknown situation at this time.
The gunfire erupted around 4:30 a.m.
Heavy gunfire has been heard in a residential area to the northeast of Paris, but it is unclear whether the situation is connected to last week’s deadly terror attacks in the French capital. (more)
Sources close to the investigation told iTele that gunfire was being exchanged in Seine-Saint-Denis, north of Paris, in connection with “the tracking down of fugitives.” It did not specify whether it was referring to the Paris attacks.
Multiple videos posted to social media on early Wednesday morning included sounds of heavy gunfire. One resident in the region said the area was quiet again by 5 a.m. local time, but heavy gunfire resumed a short time later.
Roads in the area have been blocked by police, CNN reported.
Other details about the situation have not yet been released.
Here’s a quick run-down of what we know about current events in St Denis, where it is currently 5.50am:
“Heavy gunfire” has been reported in St Denis, a northern Paris suburb. St Denis is where the Stade de France, one of the targets of Friday’s attacks, is located.
Shooting took place during a police operation reported to be linked to the search for the so-called “ninth attacker” – believed to be on the run.
Some local media reports that a number of police officers have been injured in the operation; this has not been confirmed.
Roads have been closed off and the police operation appears to be ongoing, with large numbers of police officers and police vehicles in the area.
It is now just after 7.30am in Paris, meaning the siege in St-Denis has been going on for over three hours. There are reports of one person dead, and three police officers injured, though apparently not seriously. Several explosions have been heard in the last few minutes. At least three military trucks are now on the scene in the centre of St-Denis.
A female terrorist wearing a suicide vest has blown herself up and another jihadi is dead as more than 100 police and soldiers were today involved in a gunfight with up to six suspected Paris terrorists including the mastermind behind Friday's massacres. SWAT teams and special forces have surrounded an apartment in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis - close to the Stade de France - in a siege that started at 4.30am this morning. French media are reporting the architect of the plan that killed 129 people, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, is alive and inside the flat - until now it was thought he was in Syria orchestrating the Paris attacks from ISIS capital Raqqa.
A woman who may be Abaaoud's jihadi bride is said to have fired her AK-47 at police before blowing herself up as an assault squad stormed the apartment block. Survivors of the Bataclan massacre where 89 people died insisted there was a female shooter. As she tried to kill police this morning a rooftop sniper shot dead another terror suspect through a window.
Police have confirmed that three people in the apartment were taken alive and arrested while two others were held 'nearby' with security forces still trying to 'neutralise' more holed-up in the flat. An innocent person on the street may have been killed in the crossfire and at least four police are believed to have been injured in the ferocious gunfight. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
originally posted by: PorteurDeMort
If it is related to the attack, the only justice the terrorists need is a well placed bullet between the eyes. Why waste time and money on a trial?