French police say they killed three suspected Islamic State terrorists in raids targeting the mastermind behind the attacks on Friday which killed 129.
The raids took place in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Officers attacked an apartment in the Paris suburb of St. Denis, in an effort to capture the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks, Abdel Hamid Abu Oud. It is not currently thought that he has been arrested or killed or was even present in the apartment at the time of the raid.
They also say they have arrested five suspects, three from the apartment and two from outside. Three officers were injured in the raid, during which seven explosions were heard and one of the terror suspects blew herself up with a suicide vest.
In a U.S. bomb scare, two Air France planes flying from America to Paris were diverted after threats were telephoned in. The planes, from Los Angeles and Washington, were forced to land in Salt Lake City and Nova Scotia respectively, while police conducted a complete security sweep of the planes.
Both planes have now been cleared and the bomb threats are thought not to have been credible.
In Hanover, Germany, a soccer match between Germany and the Netherlands was cancelled 90 minutes before the scheduled start after police received “concrete information” about a bomb threat to the stadium. German Chancellor Angela Merkel had been due to attend the match.
Bomb disposal experts later removed a suspicious package from Hanover’s central train station.
Another soccer match between Belgium and Spain was cancelled due to security concerns by the Belgian government.
A soccer match in England between England and France went ahead as scheduled in an emotionally charged atmosphere. Fans of both countries sung the French National anthem, La Marseillaise, before the match.