Key suspect in Paris attacks killed in police raid

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian national, was killed in the police operation in Saint-Denis on Wednesday: prosecutor.

    Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the key suspect behind Paris attacks, was killed in police raid in the Saint-Denis suburb, the prosecutor said on Thursday.

    "Abdelhamid Abaaoud has just been formally identified ... as having been killed during the raid" in a northern Paris suburb on Wednesday, Francois Molins said in a statement.

    French police were looking for Abaaoud, a Belgian national, along with another alleged attacker, Salah Abdeslam, who is still on the run.

    The coordinated attacks claimed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) killed 129 people in Paris last Friday.

    More soon...


    Life after death row: The pastor praying for Nigeria's prisoners

    The Nigerian pastor adapting to life after death row

    Clinton Kanu spent 27 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, but life on the outside feels far from free.

    What it means to love a dead child

    What it means to love a dead child

    You must forget all you thought you knew about grief when the landscape of your life has been demolished.

    'Butchered': The Kenyan FGM clinic serving Europeans

    'Butchered': The Kenyan FGM clinic serving Europeans

    Kenya banned FGM in 2011, but Europeans still bring their daughters to underground clinics there to be cut.