Paris terror attacks: Discarded suicide belt found in Paris bin

BY CHARL BOSCH - NOVEMBER 24, 2015

A suicide belt believed to have been discarded by Paris terror suspect, Salah Abdeslam, was found in a trash bin by French police in the suburb of Montrouge on Monday, suggesting he might have thought twice before carrying out an attack.

The latest finding comes after Belgium police arrested 15 people in Brussels and charged a fourth suspect with the attacks on a number of restaurants, a concert hall and the Stade de France on November 13th, that left 130 people dead and over 350 injured.

Belgium national Abdeslam is alleged to have played a key logistical role in the attacks with officials telling Sky News that cellphone records show him to be in Montrouge as the shootings started. A total of seven suicide bombers, including Abdeslam’s brother Brahim, were identified as having been part of the attack in an apparent retaliation for France’s involvement in the US-led war against so-called Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Syria.

Brussels has meanwhile continued to remain in lockdown with the closure of schools, universities and the city’s Metro train service, as armed police resume the search for Abdeslam.

 

IMAGE sourced from telegraph.co.uk