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Thursday 23 March 2017

Paris attacks: Ninth suspect arrested in Belgium

Some 130 people died in the November 13 attacks in Paris
Some 130 people died in the November 13 attacks in Paris

Belgian authorities have arrested a ninth suspect linked to last month's Paris attacks, a man they said had been in contact with the suspected ringleader's cousin.

The man, whose full name was not disclosed, is being held on charges of taking part in a terrorist group and terrorist murders, the Belgian federal prosecutor's office said.

His arrest took place on Tuesday.

The suspect, a Belgian citizen born in 1985, had been in contact several times with Hasna Ait Boulahcen following the November 13 attacks in Paris, in which 130 people died, the prosecutor's office added.

Both Ait Boulahcen and her cousin Abdelhamid Abaooud, the attacks' suspected ringleader, were killed when French police besieged their hideout north of Paris.

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