Two men linked to Paris attackers arrested in Austria - report

The two Frenchmen, of Algerian and Pakistani origin, are being questioned by French and Austrian authorities


Reuters December 16, 2015
PHOTO: REUTERS

VIENNA: Two men who entered Europe with members of the group that carried out the deadly Paris attacks have been arrested in the Austrian city of Salzburg, posing as refugees, Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung reported on Wednesday.

Paris attacker met in UK with suspected extremists: report

The two Frenchmen, of Algerian and Pakistani origin, are being questioned by French and Austrian authorities, the newspaper reported.

An Austrian Interior Ministry spokesman and a Salzburg police spokeswoman declined to comment. The Salzburg prosecutor's office was not immediately available for comment.

Earlier, a third gunman involved in last month’s massacre was identified on Wednesday as a Frenchman who had visited Syria, with his father saying he “would have killed him” if he had known his plans.

Obama defends immigration as America's 'oldest tradition'

Foued Mohamed-Aggad, 23, blew himself up in the bloodiest of the attacks on the French capital — at the Bataclan concert venue, where 90 young music lovers were killed.

COMMENTS (1)

Erickson | 5 years ago | Reply Western countries should boycott pakis...
Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

E-Publications

Most Read