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2 dead including female suicide bomber as French police, army hunt terrorists in Paris suburbs

2 dead including female suicide bomber as French police, army hunt terrorists in Paris suburbs

UPDATE: Female suicide bomber blows herself up where suspects are being held up.

Sounds of gunfire are coming from the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis as police have launched an anti-terrorist operation. At least three people have reportedly been arrested in connection with Friday’s attacks in the French capital.

Two people have been killed and a third death is unconfirmed, a police source told Le Monde newspaper, without specifying whether the victims were suspects or police officers. According to unconfirmed media reports, one of the targets of the operation is Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the alleged sponsor and mastermind of Friday’s massacre in Paris.

Saint Denis Mayor Didier Paillard said transport has been stopped and schools in the center of town will not open Wednesday.

The AFP news agency reported that some police officers had been injured during the siege, but it was not immediately clear how many, nor was the severity of their injuries apparent.

The area is located approximately one mile north of the Stade de France, where authorities said at least three suicide bombers blew themselves up during the French national soccer team's friendly against Germany Friday night.


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