Paris Attacks: Gunfire Erupts in Saint-Denis Amid Hunt

November 18, 2015 7:06 AM

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PARIS — Heavy gunfire broke out early Wednesday as elite French police conducted an operation near Paris reportedly targeting high-level terror suspects involved in last week's attacks.

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian jihadist who is suspected of being a lynchpin in the assaults that killed 129 people in Paris on Friday, was one of several people targeted in the northern suburb of Saint-Denis, a spokesperson in the Paris prosecutor's office told NBC News.

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