French police dog hailed a hero after line of duty death during ISIS raid

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Diesel was killed during a raid in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis. (Police Nationale/Twitter

Diesel was killed during a raid in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis. (Police Nationale/Twitter

PARIS— A French police dog is being hailed a hero after she was killed in the line of duty during a terrorist raid in a Paris suburb Wednesday.

The National Police said in a tweet that a 7-year-old Belgian Malinois named Diesel, a SWAT team assault dog, was “killed by terrorists” during the raid in Saint-Denis, north of Paris.

Two suspects died during the raid including a woman wearing an explosive. Seven people have been arrested in the apartment building.

Following the news of Diesel’s death, the hashtag #Jesuisunchien, or “I’m a dog” has gone viral on social media.

The raid is targeting perpetrators of Friday’s deadly gun-and-bomb attacks in Paris that killed 129 people.

In the last decade, Belgian Malinois dogs have received attention for their work in law enforcement including sniffing out explosives and narcotics.