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Spanish police arrest suspected Paris supermarket gunman 'arms supplier'

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By Euronews
Spanish police arrest suspected Paris supermarket gunman 'arms supplier'

Spanish police have arrested a French man suspected of supplying weapons used by an Islamist militant in an attack on a Paris supermarket .

Two other men from Serbia and Montenegro was also arrested during the raid coordinated with French police.

Antoine Denive was arrested on a European arrest warrant in Rincon de la Victoria, on Spain’s southern coast. Denive was said to have fled Paris weeks after the supermarket siege to set up in Malaga, using fake papers to continue his trade in illegal arms.

The French man denied selling arms to supermarket gunman Amedy Coulibaly, said he would accept extradition to France.

Spanish police said that Coulibaly had been in Madrid a few days before the Paris attacks in January 2015.

He held-up a supermarket a few days after two men stormed the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo killing 12 people.

In total 17 people were killed over three days of terror attacks in the French capital.