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Belgium confirms Paris suspect's prints found in Brussels raid
March 18, 2016 / 2:07 PM / 2 years ago

Belgium confirms Paris suspect's prints found in Brussels raid

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The Belgian federal prosecutor’s office confirmed on Friday that police found the fingerprints of Salah Abdeslam, a prime suspect in November’s Islamist attacks in Paris, during a raid on an apartment in Brussels this week.

Handout picture shows Belgian-born Abdeslam Salah seen on a call for witnesses notice released by the French Police Nationale information services on their twitter account November 15, 2015. REUTERS/Police Nationale/Handout via Reuters/Files

It said its investigation was continuing and it would not give further information to avoid jeopardising the operation.

Earlier on Friday, state broadcaster RTBF said the evidence showed it was “more than likely” that Abdeslam was one of two people who escaped during this week’s raid in which one Islamist gunman was shot dead by a police sniper.

Reporting by Barbara Lewis; Editing by Alastair Macdonald

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