— Police Nationale (@PNationale) November 18, 2015
‘Diesel, a seven-year-old Malinois, RAID assault dog, was killed by terrorists in the current operation,’ they announced.
Dogs like Diesel are trained for events like this and their work is said to be invaluable to the elite services that use them. There is a very high probability that he will have saved human lives today. Five officers received wounds during the operation, but none of their injuries are thought to be life threatening.
People have been paying their respects to Diesel on twitter:
— stefanie wood (@stefanie_wood) November 18, 2015
It is rumoured that two other people died during the operation, one of which is thought to be the ‘mastermind’ behind the attack Abdelhamid Abaaoud. The siege lasted six hours so the terrorists resistance was strong. We can only hope that all of the suspects were apprehended and none of them escaped.