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Two suspected accomplices in Paris bombing nabbed in Austria


French police PHOTO:AFP

French police PHOTO:AFP

TWO people have been arrested at a refugee center in the Austrian city of Salzburg on suspicion of being connected to last month’s Paris attacks.

According to Reuters, the two were believed to have provided help to members of the group that carried out the attacks on the November 13 in which 130 people were killed.

“Two people who arrived from the Middle East were arrested at the weekend in accommodation for refugees on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist organization”, Reuters, quoting Robert Holzleitner, a spokesman for the Salzburg prosecutor’s office.

“As part of the preliminary investigation, evidence suggesting a connection with the Paris attacks is being verified.”

According to reports, the men came into contact with the Paris attackers in Austria and were found based on information provided by a foreign intelligence service.

They were believed to be French of Algerian and Pakistani origin, and entered Europe through Greece on fake Syrian passports with members of the group that carried out the Paris attacks.

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