: France seeks Paris terror attacks suspect extradition from Belgium
Politics13:09 Mar. 19, 2016

France seeks Paris terror attacks suspect extradition from Belgium

Most wanted ugitive from Paris terroar attacks was arrested in police shootout in Brussels

France is looking for Paris terror attack suspect to be extradited from Belgium.

French President Francois Hollande said he wanted this to be done ‘as quickly as possible'.

Watch also Belgium names dead gunman, holds two suspects after raid linked to Paris attacks

The most-wanted fugitive from November's attacks in the French capital was arrested after a shootout with police in Brussels, French and Belgian leaders announced on Friday, March 18.

French national 26-year – old Salah Abdeslam is believed to have returned to Brussels after the Paris attacks. His brother blew himself up during the attacks.

Read also Paris attacks investigators looking for key suspect

French President, Francois Hollande"Salah Abdeslam was in Paris during this terrible night on November 13. Then, he fled. But what is at stake beyond the arrest of Salah Abdeslam which we are sure of is that he participated in one way or another in the attacks. We must catch all those who allowed, organised or facilitated these attacks and we realise, without going into the details of the investigation, that they are a lot more numerous than we thought earlier and had identified."

Prosecutors say a second wanted man, who used the false name of Amine Choukri, was also wounded and captured in the raid on the apartment in Abdeslam's home neighborhood of Molenbeek.





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