Police dog named Diesel killed in Saint-Denis raid

A 7-year-old Belgian Malinois named Diesel, a SWAT team assault dog, was 'killed by terrorists' during the raid in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. (Photo: PNationale/Twitter)

SAINT-DENIS, France (WRIC/KABC) — Authorities in France say that a Belgian police dog was killed in Wednesday morning’s raid targeting the suspected mastermind of last week’s attacks in Paris.

The 7-year-old Belgian Malinois and SWAT team assault dog, named Diesel, was “killed by terrorists” during the raid in Saint-Denis, the National Police said.

Diesel’s death was confirmed at 11:40 a.m. Paris time, about seven hours after the raid began.

The siege ended with two deaths and seven arrests. There was no clear information on the fate of the suspected planner of the attacks, 27-year-old Abdelhamid Abaaoud.

The dead were a woman who blew herself up with an explosive vest and a man hit by projectiles and grenades, authorities said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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