French authorities recently announced the name of an assault and explosive search dog that died during Wednesday’s counter-terrorism apartment raids in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis.

According to The Independent, during the seven-hour operation to locate Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a suspected mastermind behind the Paris attacks that took the lives of at least 129 people, Diesel, a 7-year-old Malinois, was shot and killed. Five officers, possibly more, sustained minor injuries during the raid as well.


France’s police confirmed Diesel’s death on its Twitter account, posting a photo of the female dog along with a tribute to the canine. The Tweets honor Diesel’s dedicated work, saying that she was an indispensable part of many missions.

Twitter has continued the tribute to Diesel, with many users sending out the tweets with the hashtag #JeSuisChien (I am dog) to show their support for everything Diesel did in her years of service.

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