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Photos Show Inside of Apartment Raided by French Police After Paris Attacks

by NBC News /  / Updated 

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Photos were published Saturday showing the inside of an apartment raided by French police in an anti-terror operation seeking the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks.

The photos were obtained and published by NBC News’ British partner, ITV News.

Three people were killed in an explosion during the raid, including suspected attack organizer Abdelhamid Abaaoud. French police believe a suicide bomber detonated explosives as police moved in. Some 5,000 rounds were fired in the raid in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis, officials have said.

Image: Saint-Denis Apartment after raid
Outside the apartment after the raid.ITV News

Hasna Aitboulahcen, who police initially said was the suicide bomber, and another person was also killed. On Friday, police told French media outlets iTele and Le Parisien that Aitboulahcen was not the bomber, but was killed in an explosion set off by a third terrorist. NBC news has not confirmed those reports.

The Nov. 13 terror attacks killed 130 people. French national Salah Abdeslam, whose brother Brahim blew himself up during the attacks in the French capital, remains at large and is the subject of an international arrest warrant.

Image: Saint-Denis Apartment after raid
The apartment in Saint-Denis, France, where Abdelhamid Abaaoud was hiding. It is reported that police had fired some 5,000 rounds during the raid.ITV News
Image: Saint-Denis Apartment after raid
Scene of the apartment in Saint-Denis after police raid.ITV News
Image: Saint-Denis Apartment after raid
Bullet holes are seen on the ceiling of the Saint-Denis apartment, where Abdelhamid Abaaoud was hiding.ITV News
Image: Saint-Denis Apartment after raid
Inside the Saint-Denis apartment after police raid.ITV News
Image: Saint-Denis Apartment after raid
Saint-Denis apartment after the raid.

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