The fate of Abdelhamid Abaaoud unknown

The Paris prosecutor has said the fate of the suspected organiser of Friday’s attacks remains unknown after a police raid on a flat ended in bloodshed.

Abdelhamid Abaaoud was not among eight people arrested during the raid in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis, however, human remains were found in the rubble of the flat that had still to be identified.

A woman blew herself up and another suspect was shot during the raid.

Abaaoud is said to have organised Friday’s gun and bomb attacks in Paris, when 129 people were killed.

All of the victims of the attacks – which targeted a concert hall, cafes and the Stade de France stadium and were claimed by the so-called Islamic State (IS) group – have now been identified, the government says.

The French prosecutors said that the police operation in Saint Denis had foiled a new attack, stopping a “new terrorist cell” which appeared to be ready to strike.