Police dog killed in raid targeting Paris attacks mastermind

SAINT-DENIS, France -- Authorities in France confirm that a Belgian police dog was killed in Wednesday morning's raid in suburban Paris targeting the suspected mastermind of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris.


A tweet by France's National Police said the SWAT team assault dog named Diesel was "killed by terrorists" during the raid in Saint-Denis, north of Paris.


The death of the 7-year-old dog was confirmed at 11:40 a.m. Paris time, about seven hours after the raid began.

Two suspects died in the assault, one of them a female suicide bomber. Seven people were arrested.


Several police officers were slightly injured.



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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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