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Mastermind of Paris attacks identified among raid dead

 Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the mastermind behind the Paris attacks has been identified among the casualties from Wednesday's police raid in a suburb north of France, AFP reports.

Intelligence led investigators to believe the Belgian suspect was in an apartment in Saint-Denis to the north of Paris, triggering a ferocious seven-hour shootout there with police that began before dawn on Wednesday.

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