Third Body Discovered At Saint-Denis, France, Apartment Raid Site

Third Body Discovered At Saint-Denis, France
Police are seen near rue de la Fontaine-au-Roi in Paris on November 14, 2015. A cafe on the street was one of the locations hit by a series of coordinated attacks throughout the city that claimed at least 120 lives. The Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Photo by David Silpa/UPI

PARIS, Nov. 20 (UPI) ─ Investigators discovered a third unidentified body in the Saint-Denis, France, apartment raided by police while a key suspect in the Paris terrorist attacks remains at large, the Paris Prosecutor’s Office said Friday.

The body, which has not been officially identified, was found as investigators searched the apartment Thursday night and early Friday.

During the search, authorities also found a passport with the name Hasna Aitboulahcen, 26, amid the rubble. She apparently died after detonating a suicide vest in the raid where her cousin and Paris attacks mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud was killed.

Investigators have also launched a massive manhunt for Salah Abdeslam, 26, a key suspect in the attacks that left 129 dead and hundreds wounded last Friday. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility.

Also Friday, European Union ministers discussed ways to tighten the external borders at the passport-free Schengen zone. Ministers agreed to implement “necessary systematic and coordinated checks at external borders, including on individuals enjoying the right of free movement.”

Other developments Friday include:

─ Belgian authorities said they released six of the seven people detained in connection to Bilal Hadfi, one of the suicide bombers at the Stade de France.

─ A closed-circuit video from the night of the Paris attacks shows Abaaoud at the Croix de Chavaux metro station at the time the attacks were underway.

─ An anti-terror rally planned for outside the Grand Mosque in Paris has been canceled for security reasons.

─ Friends described Aitboulahcen as friendly and bubbly but “clueless” and easily influenced. Her brother said she had little interest in religion until a few months ago.


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