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    The Belgian authorities have declared as wanted two alleged accomplices of fugitive Salah Abdeslam.

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — The Belgian authorities have declared as wanted two alleged accomplices of fugitive Salah Abdeslam, one of the perpetrators of the November 13 Paris attacks, the Belgian federal prosecutor's office said on Friday.

    "The investigation revealed that Salah Abdeslam twice traveled to Budapest in September 2015 in a rented car….. he was in a Mercedes car accompanied by two people. These people used fake Belgian identity cards, of Samir Bouzid and Sufyan Kayala," the prosecutor's office said.

    These two people are being sought by the Belgian and French police, according to the prosecutor's office.

    On November 13, a series of terrorist attacks in Paris claimed the lives of 130 people. The Islamic State (IS, or Daesh in Arabic) terrorist group, which is outlawed in Russia, claimed responsibility for the attacks. At least four of the terrorists allegedly responsible for the attacks traveled to Paris from Belgium, according to police. Abdelsalam lived in the Brussels district of Molenbeek, which is home to a high proportion of ethnic minorities.

    Belgium remains on high terror alert since the terrorist attacks in the French capital. Following the attacks, Belgian police carried out a series of anti-terrorist operations.

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