Paris prosecutor says cell was ready to act

Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins, AP Photo

PARIS – Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins says a terror cell that was neutralized in a massive police raid early Wednesday was ready to act.

He says police fired some 5,000 rounds during an hour-long exchange of fire at a hideout where a terrorist cell had holed up north of the capital.

Molins says heavily armed police squads initially were thwarted by a reinforced door to the apartment in Saint-Denis north of Paris where the terror cell had holed up, and faced nearly incessant fire as they worked to enter.

Special police arrested eight people during the raid. Two people were killed.

 

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