Tuesday 25 April 2017

Paris attacks renew focus on Irish-based terror suspect's extradition battle

Hasna Aitboulahcen is said to have blown herself up as police stormed the flat in Saint Denis where the alleged ringleader of the terror plot, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was holed up
Hasna Aitboulahcen is said to have blown herself up as police stormed the flat in Saint Denis where the alleged ringleader of the terror plot, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was holed up
Shane Phelan

Shane Phelan

One of the most chilling aspects of the horror inflicted in Paris by the so-called Islamic State is the story of Hasna Aitboulahcen.

The 26-year-old is said to have blown herself up as police stormed the flat in Saint Denis where the alleged ringleader of the terror plot, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was holed up.

Here was a young woman who had previously been described as a bubbly extrovert, who drank and didn't appear to be religious.

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