Paris Attacks: Video Shows Moment Female Suicide Bomber, Hasna Aitboulahcen, Blows Herself Up


The dramatic moment Europe's first female suicide bomber blew herself up as police closed in on her cousin, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the ringleader of the Paris terror attacks, was captured on video.

Hasna Aitboulahcen, shouted "help me, help me" before detonating a belt packed with explosives, as police closed in on a Saint-Denis property on Wednesday morning where Abaaoud was also killed.

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

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

Video has emerged showing the moment Hasna Aitboulahcen blew herself up

French officials confirmed on Thursday that both Abaaoud and Boulahcen were killed in the raid, Boulahcen as a result of her suicide bomb.

A number of Boulahcen's body parts, including her head, were blown down the street in the blast. A French official said that part of her spine landed on a police car.

Hasna Aitboulahcen blew herself up on Wednesday

The first image which emerged of Aitboulahcen showed her swearing at the camera.

According to Sky News, it is believed that she was born in Paris.

Aitboulahcen was nicknamed 'The Cowgirl' and was an extrovert who drank alcohol.

It was also reported that witnesses said she had been spotted looking “relaxed” just hours before the raid and had visited KFC.

A witness told Le Parisian that police had been speaking to a woman with long blonde hair, thought to be Aitboulahcen, just before the explosion.

Sky News reported that a French official said one of the officers had yelled to Aitboulahcen: "Where is your boyfriend?".

She responded: “He’s not my boyfriend.”

The explosives were then set off.

Abdelhamid Abaaoud was also killed

The militant from Belgium is believed to have links with attacks in Europe, which he boasted about, and was believed to be behind Friday's coordinated attack.

Abaaoud's body had been identified based on skin samples after it was found riddled with bullets.

The Paris attacks on November 13 resulted in 129 deaths, and a further 350 people were injured.

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