|Mystery suspect: Hooded police officers pull a man arrested in the gun battle through crowds of other officers and soldiers as the Saint-Denis siege ended after six hours|
via Daily Mail:
A female terrorist wearing a suicide vest has blown herself up and another jihadi was killed by a grenade during a six-hour siege on a flat where police believe the mastermind behind the Paris massacres was hiding with six other ISIS terrorists. The stand-off between 110 armed officers and the terror cell ended as a bloodied and half-naked suspect was dragged out of an apartment block in Saint-Denis - close to the Stade de France.
The gunfight started at 4.25am when SWAT teams and special forces surrounded the building believing it contained Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, the architect of the plots that killed 129 people on Friday. The French authorities will not say if he was there or if he is dead or alive.
A woman 'with long blonde hair' who may be Abaaoud's jihadi bride or cousin is said to have fired her AK-47 at police before blowing herself up as an assault squad stormed their hideout. As she tried to murder the police another terror suspect was killed by a grenade blast.
Police said that five people in the flat and apartment block were taken alive and arrested while two others including the flat's owner were held 'nearby'. At least five police were injured in the ferocious gunfight including one shot in the foot seen being carried from the scene. A seven-year-old sniffer dog called Diesel sent into the block to look for booby traps was blown up by the female suicide bomber.
Security services hunting for Abaaoud had been watching flats and tapping phones in Saint-Denis before they swooped this morning believing the world's most wanted man and other terrorists were inside. Police also feared the group were about to attack Paris' business district, La Defense.
Witnesses told MailOnline their street was 'turned into a warzone' after long periods of intense machine gun fire and at least seven large explosions, caused by the suicide bomber and hand grenades. There were no hostages involved.
|Drama: The terror suspect was dragged from the building and broken glass with no trousers on - presumably in case he was wearing a suicide belt - as police trained their weapons on the flat|
|Arrests: Seven people in total have been arrested in the operation including two people away from the under siege flat, left outside a shopping centre and right near the apartment block|
|Investigation: After the siege ended this morning a huge team of forensics started work outside the flat - marking out spent bullets with numbers next to them with a bloodied blue mattress thrown out of the window of the building (bottom of picture)|
|Secretive: French medics were ordered to put up sheets as some seven people arrested were transferred to Bobigny hospital. Two have been shot in the arm and are being operated on at a secure hospital in Bobigny, Paris|
|Walking wounded: A police officer with an injured foot is one of at least five police who have been injured in the ferocious gunfight. The terrorists also shot and killed a seven-year-old specialist police dog Diesel, sent into the block|
|In their sights: Police move in on the apartment where the female suicide bomber blew herself up after firing an AK-47 machine at officers. At least one other jihadi is also dead|
|Human cost: A sobbing woman, left, and a man carrying a baby in a pink coat and pyjamas, centre, are surrounded by dozens of masked and armed police evacuating residents from the siege street|
|Wanted: It has been reported the target of the police siege in Saint-Denis was Abdelhamid Abaaoud|
|Wanted: Salah Abdeslam, who has been on the run since Friday's attacks|
|Map: The raid was on a flat in the north of Paris - close to the three attacks close to the Stade de France - and not far from the shootings and suicide attacks on Bataclan and a series of bars, restaurants and cafes|