Three terrorist suspects have been killed in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis during a major security operation linked to the deadly attacks that rocked the French capital five days ago, a police source said. The targets of the raid are believed to have included the purported mastermind of the attacks.
• 2:47 a.m. ET: Three suspected terrorists have been killed in the raid, a police source told CNN. Three police officers were wounded, the source said.
• 2:30 a.m. ET: The security operation in Saint-Denis “is coming to an end,” French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira said on French radio.
• 2:16 a.m. ET: Two terrorists were killed in the raid and one is still holed up in a building alive, CNN affiliate BFMTV reported. One of the terrorists was shot by a police sniper, and the second was a woman who died after her suicide vest exploded, the broadcaster reported. A civilian passerby was killed during the operation and at least three police were wounded in the raid, it said.
• 2:08 a.m. ET: Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks, is one of the potential targets of the operation, a senior Belgian counterterrorism official told CNN. The official cautioned that French and Belgian authorities weren’t certain that Abaaoud was at the location when they launched the raid in search of high priority targets.