Brussels, Paris attacks suspect charged in France

Mohamed Abrini charged by French prosecutors over alleged involvement in 2015 Paris killings

Brussels, Paris attacks suspect charged in France

World Bulletin / News Desk

Mohamed Abrini, a key suspect in the deadly 2016 Brussels terror attack, was charged with terror offences in France on Monday.

"In the framework of the investigation related to the attacks in Paris on 13 November 2015, Mohamed Abrini was surrendered to the French judicial authorities for a period of one day," French prosecutors said in a statement.

Abrini, a 30-year-old Belgian citizen, was filmed two days before the Paris attacks with Salah Abdeslam -- a Belgian-born French national and the main suspect in the attacks which struck the French capital.

At least 130 people were killed and hundreds were injured in the Paris killings.

On 22 March 2016, a suicide attack was carried out at Zaventem Airport and Maelbeek metro station in Brussels, killing 32 people and wounding 270 others.

ISIL claimed responsibility for both attacks.

Abrini was in custody in Belgium and charged with murder over the Brussels attack.

He was pictured in CCTV footage walking alongside two bombers who later killed themselves in the Zaventem Airport attack, becoming known as “the man in the hat”.

Abrini confessed to being at the scene of crime adding that he threw his explosive vest in a bin and sold his hat after the blasts.



Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Ocak 2017, 17:43