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    Belgian Authorities Name Third Suspect in Paris Attacks

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    Belgian authorities revealed the name of a third suspect detained in Brussels in connection with the Paris attacks, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Abraimi Lazez, the 39-year-old man of Moroccan descent born in Belgium and living in the Brussels region was arrested in his car in the Brussels district of Laeken on Thursday, Belgian public broadcaster RTBF reported Saturday.

    A firearm and traces of blood were found inside the vehicle, according to the media. Several weapons were found at his home in the Brussels district of Molenbeek, the media said, citing local authorities.

    Lazez is expected to appear before a judge on Wednesday, according to the media.

    At least 130 people were killed and over 350 injured in suicide bombings and shootings at a football stadium, a concert hall and restaurants in the French capital on November 13.

    Following the attacks, the Belgian police carried out a series of anti-terrorist operations detaining a number of people in Brussels, after it was revealed one of the attackers had lived there. At least 16 suspects have been arrested, according to media reports.

    On Saturday, the authorities raised the terror alert level in Brussels to level 4, the highest possible.


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