PARIS (Web Desk) – The man accused of masterminding the Paris attacks that left almost 130 people dead has reportedly been killed during a pre-dawn raid on a flat in the French capital.

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, believed to be 27, was thought to have been the focus of a raid on a Paris flat earlier today.

According to the Washington Post, two senior intelligence officials confirmed the prominent ISIS militant had been killed during the confrontation.

Two people inside the flat – speculated as Abaaoud and possibly Salah Abdeslam – died after a female suicide bomber reportedly detonated her explosive belt.

Five people were arrested following the raid, including another woman, in which five policemen were injured.

The news originally published in Independent.