Arrests in Belgium linked to Paris attacks

- Federal prosecutors in Belgium say authorities have made three arrests linked to the deadly attacks in Paris on Friday that left 129 people dead, 352 injured and 99 of the injured in critical condition.

Spokesman Jean-Pascal Thoreau says the arrests at the Belgian border came after a car with Belgian license plates was seen close to the Bataclan theater in Paris on Friday night, one of the places where victims were killed.

He said it was a rental vehicle and police organized several raids in the St. Jans Molenbeek neighborhood in Brussels on Saturday.

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins says one of the hostage takers involved in a deadly siege at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris was born in France. He also says a French national was among three people linked to the Paris attacks arrested Saturday morning at the Belgian border. 

A different suicide attacker identified by a Syrian passport found near his body at the national stadium was not known to French intelligence services.

All seven suicide attackers wore identical explosives vests.

Earlier, the Islamic State group (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the gun and bomb rampage that also targeted restaurants and a soccer stadium.

Molins says the attackers in the Bataclan concert hall, where 89 people died, mentioned Syria and Iraq during the attacks.

 

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories you may be interested in -- includes Advertiser Stories