Arrests Made In Connection With Paris Terrorist Attacks

And details about possible attackers leak out
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2015 12:06 PM CST

(Newser) – "A number of arrests" were made in Brussels Saturday in connection with Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris, according to Belgium's justice minister. The Independent reports police raided three properties in the city, arresting at least one man. The raids came after a rental car with Belgian license plates was seen near the Bataclan Friday night, according to the AP. "There were arrests relating to the search of the vehicle and person who rented it," the Belgian minister says.

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In addition to the arrests in Brussels, some possible details about a number of the other attackers have begun to leak out. The Independent reports a Syrian passport was found near a body believed to be that of one of the suicide bombers. The holder of the passport—which has not been proven to be authentic—entered Greece with dozens of refugees last month and was fingerprinted at that time, according to the Telegraph. An attacker who blew himself up inside the Bataclan is believed to be a French citizen known to authorities. Reports say two attackers may have been Belgian. While the Independent states an Egyptian passport was found at the scene of one of the explosions. (Read more Paris terror attacks stories.)

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