France: Police identify first attacker in Paris killings

    France: Police identify first attacker in Paris killings

    Nov 15, Paris: French police have identified one of the seven attackers involved in a series of assaults across Paris, which left at least 129 people dead and wounded 350.

    Omar Ismail Mostefai, a 29-year-old French citizen of Algerian origin, whose detached finger was found overnight at the Bataclan concert hall, the scene of the bloodiest attack. Six people close to him were reportedly taken into custody on Saturday morning.

    Police said that they have found a black Seat car they suspect was used to attack two restaurants.

    Witnesses said that the car, found in Montreuil, was used by attackers at multiple locations on Friday night, the AFP news agency said.

    French authorities believe the attacks were planned abroad by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, but have not yet confirmed the identities of others involved.

    A special service for the families of the victims and survivors will be held at Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral later on Sunday.

    France is in three days of mourning.

    The Oslo Times


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