Paris terror No.1 suspect caught in Brussels

Salah Abdeslam had lead role in Nov 13 attacks

(ANSA) - Brussels, March 18 - Paris terror attack suspected ringleader Salah Abdeslam was arrested Friday after being shot and wounded in the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek, local media said.
    He was said to have been arrested with a wounded accomplice.
    Abdeslam was one of two people who evaded arrest during a shootout at an apartment in the Brussels suburb of Forest Tuesday. One Islamist gunman was reportedly shot dead by a police sniper at the scene. Fingerprints and DNA belonging to the fugitive, who has been on the run since the 13 November attacks that killed 130 people, were reportedly discovered by Belgian officers during Tuesday's raid.
    Belgian prosecutors on Friday confirmed his fingerprints were found at the apartment in the Forest area of the city.
    The 26-year-old Brussels-born Frenchman, is believed to have played a key logistical role in the attacks on the French capital. His older brother Brahim was a suicide bomber.
   

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