Two masked men bearing firearms were seen walking down a deserted street in Saint-Denis, reportedly close to the scene of Wednesday morning’s police raid of an apartment in which the alleged mastermind of Friday evening’s attacks in Paris was holed up.
The men walked close to other unidentified armed persons at the end of the street as the sound of automatic gunfire rang out. The video was reportedly posted from the scene of the shoot-out in which three persons are reported to have been killed, including a female who blew herself up. Three police officers are reported to have been injured, and two suspects detained. Details of casualty numbers and arrests are unconfirmed and are based on a range of media reports from the scene of the raid. The alleged mastermind of Friday’s attacks, Abdel-Hamid Abu Oud, is the reported target of the operation; alongside Salah Abdeslam and a ninth suspected shooter. It is unclear whether any of the suspects are among the killed or the detained.