Political Risk

Gunfire erupts in Paris as police swoop on suspected mastermind

Heavy gunfire erupted in a north Paris suburb early on Wednesday as special police forces launched an operation to catch the alleged mastermind behind gun and bomb attacks in which 129 people were killed last week, police and judicial sources said.

Several suspected attackers and potential accomplices remained holed up in an apartment after the shoot-out, a police source said.Belgian militant Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, initially thought to have pulled the strings in Friday night’s attacks in the French capital from Syria, was believed to be one of those barricaded in an apartment in St Denis, said a judicial source.

Source: Gunfire erupts in Paris as police swoop on suspected mastermind | Reuters

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