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Belgium-Terrorism: Paris attack suspect Abdeslam captured in Brussels

Terrorist: Salah Abdeslam
Belgian police on Friday arrested Salah Abdeslam, a fugitive wanted for involvement in November's attacks in Paris that left 150 people dead.

Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders confirmed the arrest in a tweet.

"The prosecutor's office confirmed the arrest of Salah Abdeslam. Congratulations to the various security services [involved]," said Reynders.

Officials said Abdeslam sustained a leg injury during the operation. Police have yet to confirm how many people were targeted in the operation.

Abdeslam is believed to be one of the drivers who transported the attackers to the French capital to conduct the attacks, which were claimed by the "Islamic State" militant group.

The arrest came on the heels of Belgian prosecutors' announcement Friday that the fugitive's fingerprints were discovered in a Brussels apartment following an anti-terror raid earlier this week.

"We can confirm that fingerprints of Salah Abdeslam were found in the apartment in (the Brussels district of) Forest," federal prosecutors spokesman Eric Van Der Sypt told AFP news agency.

 Read more: Paris attack suspect Abdeslam captured in Brussels | Breaking News | DW.COM | 18.03.2016

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