Tuesday 6 December 2016

Man arrested and two more detained in connection with Charlie Hebdo Paris shootings

One man was detained in connection with last month's massacres and a further two suspects are accused of links to the January attacks

Lizzie Dearden

Published 15/12/2015 | 12:37

This undated image made available in the Islamic State's English-language magazine Dabiq, shows Belgian national Abdelhamid Abaaoud. Abaaoud, the child of Moroccan immigrants who grew up in the Belgian capital's Molenbeek-Saint-Jean neighborhood, was identified by French authorities on Monday Nov. 16, 2015, as the presumed mastermind of the terror attacks last Friday in Paris that killed over a hundred people and injured
This undated image made available in the Islamic State's English-language magazine Dabiq, shows Belgian national Abdelhamid Abaaoud. Abaaoud, the child of Moroccan immigrants who grew up in the Belgian capital's Molenbeek-Saint-Jean neighborhood, was identified by French authorities on Monday Nov. 16, 2015, as the presumed mastermind of the terror attacks last Friday in Paris that killed over a hundred people and injured

A 29-year-old man has reportedly been arrested in relation to the Paris attacks, while two more suspects are being questioned in connection with January’s atrocities in the city.

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France's iTele cited an anonymous source in its report, saying the suspect linked to last month’s massacres was arrested in the Paris region.

Two men have already been charged with aiding the alleged "mastermind", Abdelhamid Abaaoud, and eight men are in custody in Belgium.

Also on Tuesday, two people were detained in a separate investigation into the previous Paris attacks in January.

BFMTV reported that a convicted weapons trafficker and an alleged accomplice were being questioned over weapons used by Amedy Coulibaly, who killed four hostages before being shot dead by police at a kosher supermarket.

He proclaimed support for Isis and was allegedly in contact with the Kouachi brothers, who were on the run after carrying out the Charlie Hebdo massacre, threatening to murder hostages if they were harmed by police.

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