Sunday 25 September 2016

Paris attacker's mother 'proud he only killed himself'

Published 28/12/2015 | 12:06

The Paris attacks left 130 people dead and hundreds more wounded
The Paris attacks left 130 people dead and hundreds more wounded

The mother of the youngest of the Paris attackers, who blew himself up outside France's national stadium, has said she is "proud" that her son killed no-one but himself.

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A woman identified as Fatima Hadfi called Maghreb TV, a Belgian network popular among the country's Moroccan community.

On air, she said she had no idea her son, Bilal Hadfi, had been radicalised until he called her from Syria - instead of Morocco, where he had told her he was going on holiday.

She said Islamic extremists took advantage of the 20-year-old after he grew disaffected by discrimination in Belgium.

After the November 13 attacks, which left 130 dead and hundreds injured, she said she had visited the site near the Stade de France where her son detonated a suicide vest.

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