Female suicide bomber in Paris may be related to attacks mastermind

November 18, 2015 18:07

PARIS - A woman suicide bomber who blew herself on Wednesday during a police raid on an apartment near Paris may have been the cousin of the suspected mastermind behind last week's attacks in the French capital, a source close to the investigation said.

"As regards the woman who blew herself up, ... it could be a cousin of Abdelhamid Abaaoud," the source told Reuters.

Officials believe Abaaoud, a Belgian Islamist militant, masterminded the November 13 violence that killed 129 people.

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