Diesel the hero police dog ‘killed by Paris terrorists’ at Saint Denis siege

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A police dog called Diesel was killed in the line of duty today after officers stormed an apartment where some of the Paris attackers were thought to be hiding.

The seven-year-old Belgian shepherd dog died after a female suicide bomber blew herself up during a shoot-out with a number of suspected terrorists, thought to have included lead plotter Abdelhamid Abaaoud.

A tweet by Police Nationale confirmed the death of the animal from its Research, Assistance, Intervention and Deterrence (RAID) unit.

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‘Diesel, a seven-year-old Malinois, RAID assault dog, was killed by terrorists in the current operation,’ they announced.

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