Audio has emerged of the final exchange between police and the woman who blew her up during a siege in Northern Paris.
Hasna Aitboulahcen, 26, and her cousin, Paris attacks ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaou, died during the pre-dawn raid on Wednesday .
The audio was recorded as Aitboulahcen was holed in an apartment in Saint Denis with Abaaoud and other suspected Islamic State extremists.
Amid heavy gunfire, an officer is heard yelling to her: “Where is your boyfriend?”
She yells back: “He’s not my boyfriend!”
The officer yells again: “Where is he?”
She again responds: “He’s not my boyfriend!”
An explosion is heard as she detonates her explosive belt.
Witnesses described how the blast shattered windows in the street.
Her spine was found on a police car, an official said.
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Aitboulahcen is believed to be the first female suicide bomber in Western Europe.
The French-Moroccan citizen was born and grew up in Paris, reports said.
She is understood to have worked at a construction company in the French capital until 2012.
Police investigating the attacks raided a property northeast of Paris where Aitboulahcen had lived with her mother and siblings.
Prior to the raid, the mother described her daughter’s radicalisation as “brainwashing”.
Her brother described how she had suddenly become radicalised about six months ago and began wearing a full-faced veil.
Before that she had lived a secular life, drinking alcohol and rarely visiting a mosque.
He said she had left home three weeks ago, adding: “She was unstable, she created her own bubble. She wasn’t looking to study religion, I have never even seen her open a Koran.”
It has also emerged the 26-year-old had been under police surveillance because her name had been linked to a drug-trafficking case.
Her mother and brother have both been taken in by police for questioning.
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Security forces used around 5,000 rounds in a massive firefight during the raid.
Police sources said a tip-off from Moroccan intelligence had helped track Abaaoud to the apartment building where he died.
His body was found in the complex “riddled with bullets”, the prosecutor’s office said on Thursday. He was was identified using skin samples.
The 28-year-old Belgian was accused of orchestrating the Paris attacks that killed 129 people last Friday. He had boasted of mounting attacks in Europe for IS.
Forensic scientists were trying to determine whether a third person died in the raid.
Eight other people were arrested in the operation.
Via Yahoo News.