20/11/2015 04:59 GMT | Updated 20/11/2015 10:59 GMT

Paris Attacks: Third Body Found In Blast Wreckage Following Police Raid In Saint-Denis

A third person is believed to have been killed in the police raid on an apartment in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis, in which the alleged ringleader of last Friday's attack was shot dead.

The AFP news agency cited French prosecutors, who said the body of a woman had been found at the site of the raid, which took place in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The identity of the person is not yet known.

Two others - the attacks’ ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud and cousin Hasna Aitboulahcen - died in the raid.

Investigators at the scene of the police raid in Saint-Denis

Abaaoud was killed by police, while Aitboulahcen detonated a suicide vest packed with explosives.

Footage from the moment that the 26-year-old, thought to be Europe’s first suicide bomber, detonated the explosives was caught on camera.

ABC obtained mobile phone footage of the blast which appears to have been recorded by someone in a building across the street from the flat.


Officers dressed in black tactical gear can be seen running towards the building before the explosion, and moments later the red lights of sniper rifles appear at the window where the bomb was detonated.

A huge explosion then sends debris flying through the window of the flat.

Aitboulahcen's body was identified through her fingerprints a handbag containing a passport with her name on was discovered by police among the rubble.

Abdelhamid Abaaoud was also killed

In a statement, the Paris prosecutor's office confirmed that Abaaoud's body had been identified based on skin samples after it was found riddled with bullets.

Friday's attacks saw 130 people murdered in the French capital after gunmen stormed the Bataclan theatre, as well as attacking the La Belle Equipe and Le Carillon bars, the Petite Cambodge restaurant and the Stade De France.

Hundreds of victims remain in hospital.