“Diesel” the dog was killed by a female suicide bomber when the woman detonated herself in the apartment, located in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis.
The Municipal Police posted the following picture on Twitter in honor of their beloved Diesel:
The tweet included the following sentence (in French) about the importance of police dogs:
“Assault and explosives search dogs are indispensable in the missions of the operators of the raid.”
Diesel was a 7-year-old female Belgian Shepherd.
— selimmuse (@selimmuse4) November 18, 2015
Diesel claimed no religion, posed no threat & owned no weapons–yet she paid with her life to ensure safety of the French nation. RIP Diesel.
— PETA (@peta) November 18, 2015
— @JP_Pyr0 (@Jeanpyro) November 18, 2015
Five other French officers received minor wounds in the shootout. One female suspect killed herself by detonating a suicide belt, and another suspect died in a shootout with the police.
Seven other suspects were captured.