Car linked to Paris attacks found as probe spreads

November 15, 2015 5:03 pm
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Rue Edouard Vaillant in the eastern Paris suburb of Montreuil, where a black Seat car linked to the Paris attacks was found/AFP
Rue Edouard Vaillant in the eastern Paris suburb of Montreuil, where a black Seat car linked to the Paris attacks was found/AFP
PARIS, France, Nov 15 – French police found an abandoned car containing AK47 rifles on the outskirts of Paris, as the investigation into a series of attacks that killed at least 129 widened Sunday to five countries.

As the City of Light mourned its dead and world monuments were lit up in the red, white and blue of the French flag, authorities across Europe picked up suspects or launched probes.

French police discovered a black Seat car in the eastern suburb of Montreuil overnight that witnesses said was used by one of three groups of jihadists responsible for the worst attacks in French history.

Seven of the gunmen wearing suicide belts died in the bloodshed – at the national Stade de France sports stadium and in or around the Bataclan concert hall in central Paris.

But prosecutors say they believe three groups were involved in the carnage claimed by the Islamic State group.

Five people are in custody in Belgium and it is unclear if members of a third team are among the detainees or still on the run.

Police “took the two Kalashnikovs (out of the car), that we saw. They put them on the ground and emptied them,” a witness who saw the seizure of the vehicle told AFP on condition of anonymity. He said the Seat had Belgian plates.

Sources close to the investigation into the bloodshed confirmed to AFP that the car had been found.

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