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. (https://twitter.com/PNationale)

Authorities in France confirm that a Belgian police dog was killed in Wednesday morning's raid targeting the suspected mastermind of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris.

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


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 but no clear information on the fugitive's fate.

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

MORE: 2 dead, 7 arrested in raid targeting Paris attack mastermind

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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