NEWS | Paris Attacker Salah Abdeslam Arrested During Anti-Terror Raid

NEWS | Paris Attacker Salah Abdeslam Arrested During Anti-Terror Raid

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Reports say Salah Abdeslam, the main suspect in the November Paris attacks, has been arrested in a police operation in Brussels.Police sources and local media say Abdeslam was wounded and arrested on March 18 in the Molenbeek area of Belgium's capital.

NEWS | Paris Attacker Salah Abdeslam Arrested During Anti-Terror Raid


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NEWS | Paris Attacker Salah Abdeslam Arrested During Anti-Terror Raid

"We got him," said Theo Francken, Belgium’s secretary of state for asylum and migration, on Twitter.
Reports said two explosions were later heard in Molenbeek and police were looking for another person. Belgian prosecutors said Abdeslam's fingerprints had been found in a Brussels apartment raided earlier this week. An Algerian national with suspected ties to the Islamic State (IS) group was killed during the March 15 raid in the southern Forest suburb. 

There are few details about Friday's raid. Francois Schepmans, the mayor of Molenbeek, said two people were injured. French president Francois Hollande told reporters in Brussels he would not give details on the "operation that is under way."

Abdeslam, 26, had lived in Molenbeek before the Paris attacks in which 130 people were killed.

A French national born in Brussels, he is believed to have played a key logistical role in the attacks claimed by IS militants.

Based on reporting by RFE/RL, AP, AFP, dpa, and Reuters

NEWS | Paris Attacker Salah Abdeslam Arrested During Anti-Terror Raid



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