The shocking footage has just been released…
The images of the death of Brahim Abdeslam, 31, were captured by CCTV cameras at the Comptoir Voltaire brasserie on November 13 last year.
It was the night that an ISIS cell brought carnage to the French capital, murdering 130 people at a number of venues across the city.
Abdeslam, a French passport holder who was brought up in Brussels, is seen walking into the restaurant at 9.40pm, on a warm Friday night.
Looking ashen faced and nervous, he wanders through the door after being dropped off by a car outside.
The terrorist walks towards an empty table, before lowering his head, covering his head with his left hand, and then detonating his suicide belt.
There is a puff of white smoke, and Abdeslam’s torso can momentarily be seen separating from the lower half of his body.
He is killed instantly but incredibly others sitting around him escaped with relatively minor injuries.
There was so little left of Abdeslam’s body, that forensic officers had to rely on a tiny portion of finger print to identity him.
The M6 channel in France took the decision to broadcast the footage on Sunday night, on the ‘Zone Interdite’ (Forbidden Zone) programme.
Film was then released to the French media, with a warning that it was not suitable for young children, and then appeared on numerous news and social media sites.
‘The shocking images of M6 showing Brahim Abdeslam blowing himself up,’ was the headline in Le Figaro.
Brahim Abdeslam was the brother of Salah Abdeslam, 26, who escaped Paris after failing to detonate his own suicide belt at the Stade de France, during a football friendly between France and Germany.
Salah Abdeslam was finally captured in Brussels last month, just before accomplices killed 32 people during another another series of ISIS attacks in the Belgian capital.
This was just last after the last known of remains of Brahim Abdeslam were placed in a coffin and lowered into the ground at a ceremony in the district of Schaerbeek.
Salah Abdeslam is now due to be extradited back to Paris, where he is expected to stand trial for mass murder, and terrorist crimes.