Paris attacks accomplice whose DNA found on suicide vests identified


March 21, 2016

Police have identified a fugitive accomplice in the Paris attacks whose DNA was found on suicide belts used by the Isil jihadists during the attacks that killed 130, Belgian prosecutors announced on Monday.

Najim Laachraoui, 24, had left for Syria in February 2013 and returned to Europe under the false name of Soutane Kayal, which he used to travel to Hungary in September with Salah Abdeslam, the prime suspect who wasfinally arrested in a dramatic raid on Friday.

Also under that fake name, Laachraoui, of Belgian nationality, rented a house in Auvelais, near the central Belgian city of Namur, used by some of the Paris killers and at another suspected hideout in Schaarbeek, a district of Brussels.

 

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Source: The Telegraph