A French police shared how he witnessed the severed head of the female suicide bomber flew out a window during the police raid just days following the Paris terrorist attack that killed over 120 people. He also described how the police dog, Diesel, was tragically killed in the event.
Hasna Aitboulahcen is Europe's first female suicide bomber pictured. French police Jean-Michel Fauvergue saw her head flew out of the window when she committed suicide by blowing herself up as police stormed the lair she was holed up in with six other Islamic State terrorists. Another terrorist killed in the siege is said to be Abdelhamid Abaaoud, her cousin, and the mastermind of last Friday's Paris attacks.
In an interview, Fauvergue recounted that after a long fight with the terrorists, they heard a loud explosion. He and his team saw the windows of an apartment shatter, and out flew a woman's head. The head landed on the pavement on the other side of the street. There were also reports that the explosion was so violent that her spine was later found in the street outside the apartment.
He also detailed how heroic their dog Diesel was during the encounter. They sent the dog in to explore the area, and he got killed. His tragic death saved the lives of the police officers about to engage the area. "Je Suis Diesel" is currently viral, showing how people appreciate and respect the dog's role in the encounter with the terrorists.
According to Telegraph UK, Hasna's death and a huge role in the encounter with the police were shocking to those who knew her well. Her brother Youssouf Aitboulahcen claimed her sister hardly shown interest in religion. She only started to cover her face with a veil about a month ago.
In a statement, her brother said Hasna was a typical girl always on her phone and social media accounts. "She spent her time criticising everything. She was living in her own world. She was not interested in studying her religion. I never saw her open the Koran. She was permanently on her phone, looking at Facebook or WhatsApp," he stated. "I told her to stop all of this but she would not listen, she ignored my numerous attempts to give her advice," he added.
Her brother also detailed that two days after the attacks, he received a call from Hasna. He got worried then because Hasna sounded like she "had given up on life" on that telephone call. However, when he rushed over to her to check, he got no answer. He was just as shocked as everyone else to see she committed suicide.