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Suspected organiser of Paris attacks killed in Saint Denis police raid

© DABIQI (IS group magazine)/ AFP | Picture of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the alleged coordinator of Paris and Saint-Denis attacks

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2015-11-20

The suspected organiser of the Paris attacks was killed in a police raid in the suburb of Saint Denis, officials confirmed on Thursday, as France’s lower house of parliament approved an extension of the state of emergency.

Latest developments:

  • Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Belgian militant suspected of organising Friday’s attacks in the French capital in which 129 people died, was killed in Wednesday’s police raid in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis, according to the Paris prosecutor.
  • France’s National Assembly voted to extend the state of emergency by three months in the wake of the terrorist attacks. The measure must now be approved by France's upper house.
  • French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said he got no information from other European countries that Abaaoud would have been in France.
  • Belgian police launched multiple anti-terrorism raids on Thursday, with one in Laeken specifically connected to Friday’s terrorist attacks in France.
  • President François Hollande will meet US President Barack Obama on November 24 in Washington, and Russian President Vladimir Putin on November 26 in Moscow, to discuss cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group.
  • French authorities have a number for people looking for missing loved ones: +33 (0) 800 40 60 05. There is also a special number for tourists: +33 (0)1 45 55 80 00. The number for those with information for the police (from France): 197.

To follow Wednesday’s events as they unfolded, read our liveblog below.

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Date created : 2015-11-19

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