Police say third bomber at Paris concert hall identified

Third bomber who attacked Bataclan concert hall in Paris last month has been identified, police say

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

An armed police officer stands guard near the Bataclan concert hall, one of the sites of the shooting attacks as people continue to pay tribute to the victims in Paris, France on November 25, 2015 (Reuters)

Third suicide bomber involved in the attacks in Paris’s Bataclan concert hall last month was identified, police sources reported on Wednesday.

The suspect, 23-year-old man Foued Mohamed Aggad is from the eastern French city of Strasbourg.

Aggad went to Syria with his brother and a group of his friends at the end of 2013, according to the sources.

Seven of them, except the Bataclan bomber, were arrested and imprisoned in spring last year after they returned to France but Aggad stayed in Syria, the sources said.

According to the police sources, Aggad was identified at the end of last week after his DNA results was matched with those of his family members.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls also confirmed “the name being circulating” is correct and is that of the third attacker.

On Nov. 13, 90 people were killed in attacks carried out by DAESH terrorist group at Bataclan concert hall in Paris.

The two other suicide bombers at the Bataclan, among seven who died in the attacks, were identified as Samy Amimour, 28, from Drancy, northeast of Paris and Ismail Omar Mostefai, 29, from Chartres, southwest of the country.

The Paris attacks were part of a coordinated incident that killed 130 people in total and claimed by DAESH, the terrorist group that has now seized large parts of Syria and Iraq.

TRTWorld and agencies