Police seek two new suspects over Paris attacks

French and Belgian police seek two new suspects involved in Paris attacks

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Police seek two new suspects linked to Paris attacks

Police are searching for two new suspects who are believed to have aided the suspected Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam travel to Hungary in September using a fake ID. It is believed that the suspect may be "armed and dangerous."

"These men are armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees those men, is asked not to undertake any initiative and to contact immediately the police," Belgian police said.

According to an ongoing investigation, the suspects’ identities have not yet been confirmed. However, they are known to be using the aliases of Soufiane Kayal and Samir Bouzid, both Belgian nationals.

"The Federal Prosecutor's Office and the investigating judge wish to appeal to the public again to look out for two new suspects the investigators are actively searching for," the prosecutors stated.

Belgian police said Abdeslam was stopped at the Hungary-Austria border in September where police searched his car while the two man using the identities of Soufiane Kayal and Samir Bouzid were also travelling with him.

Furthermore, the identities were used on several other occasions. The ID, Soufiane Kayal, was used to rent a house in the town of Auvelais on Nov. 26 which was raided by the police force following the Paris attacks while the other ID, Samir Bouzid, was used to transfer 750 euros ($800) to Hasna Aitboulahcen - a relative of the attackers ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud- from Brussels, just four days after the Paris attacks.

As a result of the police raid in the Saint-Denis Paris suburb, both Aitboulahcen and Abaaoud were killed.

Linked to the deadly attacks is also 30-year-old Mohamed Abrini for whom Belgium has issued an international arrest warrant. Abrini was caught by surveillance video at a petrol station in Ressons, France while driving a car accompanied by Salah Abdeslam, the same car that was later used during the attacks.

Thus far, Belgium has charged eight people during the investigation. 

TRTWorld and agencies