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Paris Terror Attacks: Several Kalashnikovs found in abandoned car spotted during Paris shooting spree

David Kearns

Published 15/11/2015 | 11:25

Flowers, notes and candles at a memorial site outside of the Carillon bar in Paris, where the black Seat was seen driving away after the attack Credit: Bertrand Guay/AFP (Getty Images)
Flowers, notes and candles at a memorial site outside of the Carillon bar in Paris, where the black Seat was seen driving away after the attack Credit: Bertrand Guay/AFP (Getty Images)

Several Kalashnikovs have been discovered in a car seen at two of the locations targeted by the Paris gunmen.

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A black Seat car found in the eastern Paris suburb of Montreuil is believed to have been used by gunmen who fired at people in restaurants during the attacks on Friday.

The French newspaper Le Monde reports that the black car was used at two of the six locations attacked - a bar on rue de la Fontaine-au-Roi where five were killed, and a restaurant on rue de Charonne where 19 died.

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A source close to the French investigation confirmed to AFP that a number of AK47 rifles used during the attacks were found in the abandoned car.

Flowers placed in bullet holes at a memorial site outside of the Carillon bar in Paris, where the black Seat was seen driving away after the attack Credit: Bertrand Guay/AFP (Getty Images)
Flowers placed in bullet holes at a memorial site outside of the Carillon bar in Paris, where the black Seat was seen driving away after the attack Credit: Bertrand Guay/AFP (Getty Images)
Flowers placed in bullet holes at a memorial site outside of the Carillon bar in Paris, where the black Seat was seen driving away after the attack Credit: Bertrand Guay/AFP (Getty Images)

Witnesses have said the car was used by attackers at multiple locations on Friday night.

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said yesterday that the black Seat had been used in the attacks.

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Adding that investigators believed three coordinated teams carried out the wave of attacks across Paris.

This is the second car seized by the police in connection with the attacks.

Hollie, Sam, Anna and Emily from Southampton outside a Launderette close to La Casa Nostra pizzeria, Paris, one of the venues for the attacks in the French capital. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Hollie, Sam, Anna and Emily from Southampton outside a Launderette close to La Casa Nostra pizzeria, Paris, one of the venues for the attacks in the French capital. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Yesterday, a grey Polo that had been rented in Belgium was found near the Bataclan concert hall.

A Frenchman thought to have rented the second car was stopped at the Belgian border yesterday morning and arrested along with two other people.

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Two girls lay a rose at a make shift memorial along a police cordon set-up close to the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris that left 129 dead Credit: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP (Getty Images)
Two girls lay a rose at a make shift memorial along a police cordon set-up close to the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris that left 129 dead Credit: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP (Getty Images)

The discoveries have raised  fears that some of the attackers or their accomplices are still on the run.

French police has named of one of the eight gunmen as 29-year-old Paris native Omar Ismail Mostefai.

The French national blew himself up at the Bataclan concert hall, the scene of the bloodiest attack on Friday where at least 89 people were killed.

Born on 21 November 1985, in the Paris suburb of Courcouronnes, Mostefai’s criminal record shows eight convictions for petty crimes between 2004 and 2010.

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The AFP news agency reports that his father, brother and sister-in-law are among six close to the gunmen in police custody.

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