Update March 19, 2016

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Paris attack suspect arrested in Brussels

Sumel Sarker


Paris attack suspect arrested in Brussels

19 March 2016, Nirapad News: Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has been wounded and arrested in a dramatic raid in Brussels after four months on the run.

Another man arrested, Monir Ahmed Alaaj, was also on a wanted list.

Quoting Belgian prosecutors, BBC reported the arrest.

Three members of a family accused of harboring Abdeslam have also been detained.

French President Francois Hollande said he expected Abdeslam to be extradited to France “as rapidly as possible”.

The raid in the district of Molenbeek came after Abdeslam’s fingerprints were found in a flat in another Brussels district, which was raided on Tuesday.

Abdeslam, who has been at large since the attacks on November 13, was wounded in the leg as police moved in. Dramatic footage showed him being bundled into a police car after a volley of gunfire.

One of Europe’s most wanted men, Abdeslam is a key suspect in the attacks in Paris in which 130 people died.

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