French police forces conducted a raid at an apartment complex in the northern Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis on Wednesday, November 19th. They were searching for Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the alleged architect of the Paris terrorist attacks. At the complex, a woman detonated a suicide vest of explosives. Five officers suffered minor injuries, and a police dog was killed. 

Writing on Twitter, the police forces announced, "Diesel, a 7-year-old #RAID dog was killed by terrorists in the current operation." "RAID" stands for "Recherche Assistance Intervention Dissuasion," which translates to "Research, Assistance, Intervention, Deterrence." 

They posted a beautiful photo of Diesel with her squad, writing, "Assault and explosives search dogs: indispensable in the missions of the operators of #RAID."

Sources: The Independent | Police Nationale