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Paris terror attacks: explosives and a fingerprint found in Brussels apartment

Paris terror attacks: explosives and a fingerprint found in Brussels apartment

Belgian prosecutors have alleged that explosives and a fingerprint belonging to Paris bombing suspect, Salah Abdeslam, were found in an apartment in the capital Brussels on Friday.

According to reports, three handmade suicide belts and traces of acetone peroxide were found in the Schaerbeek district apartment, suggesting it might have been used for the manufacturing of weapons.

Belgian national Abdeslam has continued evading police following a series of attacks on restaurants and a concert hall in Paris on November 13th, that left 130 people dead and 350 injured.

It is believed he played a logistical role in the attacks after a rented black Volkswagen Polo with Belgian number plates was discovered outside the Bataclan Theatre, days after the attack.

Police later reported that a Volkswagen Golf transporting Abdeslam and three other men were stopped at a road block in Belgium hours after the attacks, but that authorities allowed them to continue as no suspects had yet been identified.

Abdeslam’s brother, Brahim, was later identified as having been one of the attackers who blew himself up outside a bar not far from Bataclan while a third brother, Mohammed, was arrested in the Brussels neighbourhood of Molenbeek after returning from Paris.

The alleged mastermind behind the attacks, Adelhamid Abaaoud, was later killed by police in a raid on a flat in the Parisian suburb of Saint Denis on November 18th.