Assailant in Paris attacks identified

15 November 2015 10:23 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

French police have identified one of the assailants in the coordinated attacks in Paris as Ismael Omar Mostefai, a 29-year- old French national, and seven of his relatives are being questioned, sources and French media said today.

Authorities had a dossier on Mostefai that marked him as a potential Islamist militant. He also had previous arrest records and had been sentenced eight times for petty crimes, according to French newspaper Le Monde. Mostefai was one of the gunmen who blew himself up in a Paris concert hall where most of the 129 deaths from the attacks late on Friday took place.

His father, a brother and five other people are being held for questioning, several French media reported on Sunday, as the hunt continued for others involved in the shootings. (REUTERS)

  Comments - 0


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment


Batti University should be absorbed to national university system: President

The Batticaloa University should be absorbed to the national university syste

Alibaba’s Daraz and Dialog Axiata Sign a Strategic Partnership to Grow Digital Commerce in Sri Lanka

Dialog Axiata Group and Daraz Sri Lanka have entered into a strategic partne

Sri Lanka, China agree to renegotiate H’tota Port deal

Sri Lanka and China agreed yesterday to renegotiate the Hambantota Port proje

National security not compromised by “Maveerar Nal” commemorations

Despite various groups having celebrated the LTTE’s “Maveerar Nal” (Gre