A HEROIC police dog named Diesel was killed in the police terror raid targeting the alleged mastermind behind the Paris terror attacks. The anti-terror Belgian Shepherd dog, aged seven years old, was killed during the operation by terrorists when French special forces raided an apartment building in Saint-Denis early on Wednesday morning. Diesel was blown up by a female suicide bomber during a gunfight with a suspected ISIS aggressive militant behind the Paris bloodshed.
The force said that ‘assault and explosives’ search dogs are crucial to the work of the French anti-terror unit known as RAID. More than 100 police and soldiers were involved in a gunfight with up to six suspected Paris terrorists taking the flat refuge including the mastermind behind the atrocities. The police spokesman said that dogs such as Diesel who are trained to assist in operations where there is a risk of explosives were “indispensable” to the elite unit.
The gunfight started at 4.30 am when the French SWAT and special forces surrounded the building believing the architect of the bloodshed that killed 129 people, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, was inside. It is not known if he is dead or alive.
Reports suggest that a woman, with long blonde hair, who may be Abaaoud’s bride has fired her “AK-47” at police forces before blowing herself up with a suicide belt as an assault squad first stormed the apartment block during the anti-terror operation.
Tribute and gratitude are pouring in from across the world well-wishers praising Diesel and his police handler for their bravery. At least five policemen were injuries in the brutal gunfight. The French authorities said the siege ended at 10.50 am GMT as a blooded and half naked suspect was dragged out of the apartment block through broken glass
The hashtag #Jesuisunchien [translated to English as “I’m a dog”] has gone viral since Twitter users heard of the dog’s death.
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