Saturday 21 October 2017

Man arrested in Belgium charged over Paris terror attacks

Tributes at the Place de la Republique in Paris to mark one year since the terrorist attacks in November 2015
Tributes at the Place de la Republique in Paris to mark one year since the terrorist attacks in November 2015

Belgian authorities have arrested a man and filed terror-related charges linked to the November 2015 attacks in Paris in which 130 people were killed.

The federal prosecutor's office said on Thursday that the suspect, identified only as Farid K, was accused of providing fake documents which were used in the preparation of the attacks.

He has been charged with taking part in the activities of a terrorist group and is being held in custody.

Another suspect, Meryem EB, has been charged with falsification of documents but released.

Seven attackers were killed on the night of the November 13 attacks in the French capital and two others died in a police raid five days later.

One key player - Salah Abdeslam - escaped and was arrested four months later in Belgium.

Other members of the network survived, plotting violence from Belgium and Syria or Iraq.

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