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Belgian police arrest ninth Paris suspect in Brussels


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Belgian police arrest ninth Paris suspect in Brussels

Belgian police have arrested a ninth suspect on their soil suspected of being involved in the November attacks in Paris.

The man, named as Abdoullah C, is the subject of an international terrorist warrant. He was detained on Tuesday in a raid on a central Brussels location but Belgian police have only just released the information.

Belgian police say he was contacted by Hasna Ait Boulahcen just after the killings in the French capital when she was trying to organise a hideout for her cousin, Abdelhamid Abbaoud.

The French police say he was the ringleader of the attacks. Both he and Hasna died when police stormed their flat in St Denis.

She had to collect Abdelhamid in a taxi from some wooded ground in which he hid for several days before making it to the hideout. Police insist she must have had help from other parties.

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