Belgium issues warrant for new Paris attack suspect

Brussels has continued its lockdown for another week for security purposes

Brussels has continued its lockdown for another week for security purposes

Belgium has issued an international arrest warrant for Mohamed Abrini, another man suspected of helping orchestrate the series of assaults in Paris that left 130 people dead.

The 30-year-old was seen in a CCTV footage getting petrol on the Paris-Brussels motorway with another wanted man, Salah Abdeslam, two nights before the November 13 attacks, police said on Tuesday, adding that Abrini is dangerous and probably armed.

In the footage, Abrini can be seen driving a Renault Clio used in the attacks.

Meanwhile, authorities said GPS tracking has shown Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected ringleader behind the Paris attacks who was killed five days later in a shoot-out with police, had returned to the scene of the crime after French SWAT teams arrived.

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said mobile phone footage places Abaaoud near the Bataclan concert hall while attacks there were still under way.

The chief prosecutor also said on Tuesday that Abaaoud and an accomplice had planned to carry out a suicide attack on the city’s La Defense business district the following week.

–Aljazeera

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