IT’S BAT­TLE­GROUND PARIS

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE -

3.20AM*: Po­lice raid an apart­ment in Paris sub­urb Saint-De­nis, home to the Stade de France sta­dium. Shoot­ing breaks out

3.31AM: Fire­men say they have joined the op­er­a­tion against “an armed group in an apart­ment”

4AM: In­ter­mit­tent gun­fire can be heard

4.49AM: Two cops are in­jured

6.03AM: At least one per­son is killed in the apart­ment, ac­cord­ing to a source close to the raid

6.30AM: Ex­plo­sions, fir­ing heard

6.56AM: Two sus­pected ji­hadists holed up in the apart­ment die dur­ing the po­lice siege, in­clud­ing a woman who det­o­nated an ex­plo­sives vest. At least three po­lice are in­jured in the op­er­a­tion

8.17AM: Three men holed up in­side the apart­ment are ar­rested, while a man and woman are ar­rested nearby

10.26AM: Po­lice say the as­sault is over and that seven have been ar­rested, of which three in the tar­geted apart­ment, two in neigh­bour­ing apart­ments and an­other two in the neigh­bour­hood.

* All tim­ings in GMT, which is 5 hours and 30 min­utes be­hind IST

(Above) Lo­cals evac­u­ated from the raid lo­ca­tion in Saint-De­nis. (Right) A body is re­moved from the raided apart­ment.

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