IT’S BATTLEGROUND PARIS
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.