Another Suspect Is Being Sought in Paris Attacks

French officials believe one unidentified attacker is still unaccounted for
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2015 2:01 PM CST
Another Suspect Is Being Sought in Paris Attacks
French police officers check vehicles at the border crossing between France and Belgium. French officials announced they're looking for a second suspect in the Paris attacks on Tuesday.   (AP Photo/ Michel Spingler)

With 26-year-old Salah Abdeslam already wanted in connection with the Paris attacks that killed at least 129 people Friday, French officials revealed Tuesday they're looking for a second suspect, the AP reports. Seven attackers died in the attacks—six in suicide bombings, one killed by police—and Abdeslam escaped into Belgium Saturday. But officials say an investigation has revealed one person directly involved in the attacks is unaccounted for. Officials speaking anonymously did not identify the second suspect or release any details about him or her. Iraqi intelligence officials say 19 people were involved in the Paris attacks with five others providing support.

There have been 16 arrests and 104 police raids since the attacks Friday, but Abdeslam—believed to have acted as a driver for one group of gunmen during the attacks—is still on the loose, according to the AP. ABC News reports Abdeslam's brother Mohamed has urged him to turn himself in. "The best would be for him to give himself up so that justice can shed all the light on this," Mohamed says. Mohamed was released Monday after being detained and interviewed. He said his brother Salah was devout but gave no indication he was radical. Another of Salah's brothers killed himself in a suicide bombing during the attacks, according to the AP. (More Paris terror attacks stories.)

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