Abdeslam Salah, Potential Suspect in Paris Attacks, Wanted by Authorities: Police
Police in Europe are looking for a person of interest, identified as Abdeslam Salah, 26, from Belgium. He is wanted in connection with the Paris terror attacks on Friday that left more than 120 people dead. A warrant was issued for his arrest.
French police have issued an alert for Salah, and a manhunt is currently underway. It warns people who see him that he’s dangerous, urging people to “not intervene yourself.”
Salah is originally from Brussels, the capital of Belgium.
Meanwhile, AFP reported on Sunday that three suicide bombers were involved in the attacks.
A French counterterrorism source told CNN that some of the attack suspects may be still at large.
The Islamic State, or ISIS, terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attacks, which French President Francois Hollande described as an “act of war.” The bombers, he said, were “organized and planned from outside.”
The attacks were carried out by eight gunmen and suicide bombers.
Several arrests already have been made in Belgium, the justice minister told the BBC.
Ahmad al-Mohammad, 25, a native of Idlib, Syria, was identified as one potential attacker, reported The New York Times. The Serbian newspaper Blic said he posed as a Syrian migrant before passing through the Greek island of Leros on Oct. 3. and later, the Serbian town of Presevo on Oct. 7.
Another assailant was identified as Ismaël Omar Mostefaï, 29, who a native of Courcouronnes, France. He was living in Chartres, 60 miles southwest of Paris. He was identified as an attacker inside the Bataclan concert hall, where 89 people died.
“It was a normal family, just like everybody else,” said a neighbor of Mostefaï, speaking about him to the Times. “He played with my children. He never spoke about religion. He was normal. He had a joie de vivre. He laughed a lot.”