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    Police Check Possible Slovak Origin of Weapons Used in Paris Attacks

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    Slovak police are checking whether the weapons used by attackers in Paris on November 13 could have originated in Slovakia, Ceska Televize reports.

    PRAGUE (Sputnik) – The investigation is being conducted at the request of French police amid suspicion that Paris attackers used the same type of weapons as were used in the January shootings in the French capital that left 17 people dead, according to the Czech TV.

    Last week, the Czech Lidovky news portal reported that in April, Czech police detained two French citizens traveling in a car full of weapons on the border with Slovakia.

    According to the news outlet, the two men were transporting Slovak small arms replicas that could be easily converted into real weapons. After the January Paris attacks, several media reports claimed that terrorists used two converted "Slovak Kalashnikovs."

    On November 13, a series of suicide bombings and shootings occurred at various locations in the French capital, leading to the death of at least 130 people and injuring over 350 others.

    The N-TV news channel reported on Friday that Kalashnikov rifles used by attackers in Paris on November 13 could have come from a German arms dealer identified as Sascha W. The 34-year-old from Magstadt (a town in Germany’s Baden-Wurttemberg state) operated on a darknet market, where he had his own trading platform called "DW Guns." He was arrested on Monday.


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