THE twisted Islamic State jihadi who blew himself up when Paris police raided a flat in Saint Denis last year has finally been named by authorities.
Chakib Akrouh died along with Paris attacks mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud, his cousin Hasna Aitboulahcen and heroic police dog Diesel.
The Belgian-born 25 year-old was killed during the four-hour siege after authorities bombarded the area in the wake of the atrocities that killed 130 in the French capital
Shocking video footage shared at the time showed the moment a body flew out of the surrounded apartment.
It was initially thought to be Aitboulahcen who detonated the bomb, after being heard shouting “help me, help me” in what was believed to be a honeytrap.
But tests later showed a third person present in the operation designed to capture Abaaoud had set off the device.
The third person has now been confirmed as Akrouh.
The revelation comes shortly after it was announced the number of armed officers in the Met police would be doubled.
ommissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, said: “In the days following Paris I asked my firearms team to increase the number of armed response vehicles available on our streets, which we did.
“Now I have decided that we take the steps to increase these numbers on a permanent basis.
“We know that the threat we currently face is likely to be a spontaneous attack that requires a fast response to deal with it.”