Saturday, 19 March 2016

Paris attack suspect and Europe's most wanted man captured in Brussels

 
His name is Salah Abdeslam, Paris attacks top suspect and Europe's most wanted man. He was wounded and captured in a dramatic raid by armed police in the Belgian capital on Friday.


Abdeslam, 26, and four other suspects were arrested in the gritty Brussels neighbourhood of Molenbeek, where the Franco-Moroccan allegedly helped plan the November 13 attacks in which 130 people died and 350 were injured. Abdeslam was lightly wounded in the leg, prosecutors said. France said it would swiftly seek his extradition.

"The battle against terrorism does not end tonight, even though this is a victory," French President Francois Hollande told a news conference in Brussels with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.

Abdeslam and the so-called Choukri were fingerprinted by police in Germany on October 5, one month before the attacks.