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Thursday 17 August 2017

Paris attacks suspects can be extradited to France, Belgian judge rules

Responsibility for the attacks on November 13 was claimed by Islamic State
Responsibility for the attacks on November 13 was claimed by Islamic State

A Belgian judge has ruled that two men suspected of aiding the attackers who killed 130 people in Paris can be extradited to France.

The judge's ruling concerns two suspects Belgian authorities have identified only as Mohammed A, 27, and Ali O, 31.

The decision was made public by the Belgian Federal Prosecutor's Office.

It was not immediately clear when the two men will be handed over to the French.

The prosecutor's office said no additional information would be released about further proceedings.

Responsibility for the attacks on November 13 was claimed by Islamic State.

The suspected ringleader and many of the attackers, who used assault rifles and suicide bombs to attack a Paris concert hall, cafes and restaurants and a stadium, were Belgian nationals or residents.

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