Friday, March 18, 2016

Paris Terrorist Attack Suspect Captured In Belgium


Salah Abdeslam, also known as "the most wanted man in the world" for organizing the devastating Paris terror attacks in November, has been shot and captured Friday in a raid by police on a Brussels suburb, according to French and Belgian officials.

USA Today has the details:

Abdeslam was wounded in the knee in the operation, according to the deputy mayor o Molenbeek where the raid took place. He said he had received confirmation of Abdeslam's capture from the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office.

Ahmed El Khannouss told The Associated Press that police were still searching for one person who was holed up in a house.

"Congratulations to the forces of order that allowed the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, during a police operation in Brussels," Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Twitter.

In Paris, French president Francois Hollande confirmed that the operation underway in Belgian neighborhood was linked to the Paris attacks.

Abdeslam has been on the run since the massacre in Paris in November that left 130 people dead. Most of the Paris terrorists died that night, including Abdeslam’s brother Brahim, who blew himself up. French officials said Salah had discarded his suicide vest and fled the city.

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