Police raided a suburban Paris apartment where the suspected mastermind of last week's attacks was believed to be holed up Wednesday. The siege ended with two deaths and seven arrests.
A woman wearing an explosive suicide vest blew herself up Wednesday as heavily armed police tried to storm a suburban Paris apartment where the suspected mastermind of last week's attack was believed to be holed up, police said.
. French military members stand guard near the site of the raid in the city center.
. Hooded police detain a man.
. Rue de la Republique was closed because of police activity in Saint-Denis.
. Police break a church door to secure the area after special forces raided an apartment.
. Snipers with the French police patrol from the roof of a church in the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis.
. A man is taken away from the scene by French special police forces during the operation.
. A forensics police team works at the scene.
. A resident is searched by police.
. Members of the BRI, a special intervention unit of the French police, take combat positions.
. French police stand in position as special forces raid an apartment.
. A passerby raises his arms as he walks past police.
. A truck with French soldiers drives through Saint-Denis.
operation to catch fugitives from Friday night's deadly attacks in the French capital.
Saint-Denis is close to the Stade de France soccer stadium which was targeted by suicide bombers last week.
. Police prepare for the operation.
. The raid was targeting a leading Belgian jihadist, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who is suspected of being a lynchpin in the terror attacks that killed 129 people.
. French police evacuate residents.
Authorities in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis told residents to stay inside during the large police operation near France's national stadium.
. An officer stands at the ready.
. Police in body armor stand on a street corner.