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Police sources confirm positive identification of third Paris bomber

A 23-year-old man from the eastern French city of Strasbourg was identified as the third bomber involved in the attacks on Paris’s Bataclan music hall, police sources revealed on Wednesday.

world Updated: Dec 09, 2015 14:42 IST
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A French police officer checks a man's passport and identification papers at a border post.
A French police officer checks a man's passport and identification papers at a border post.(AFP)

A 23-year-old man from the eastern French city of Strasbourg was identified as the third bomber involved in the attacks on Paris’s Bataclan music hall, police sources revealed on Wednesday.

The man, who was identified as Foued Mohamed Aggad, went to Syria with his brother and a group of friends at the end of 2013, according to a source close to the investigation.

Most of the others were arrested in spring last year upon their return to France but Aggad stayed on in Syria, the source said.

Ninety people died in the Bataclan attacks on November 13 as a result of the attack. The two other bombers have already been identified as Omar Omar Ismail Mostefai, 29, and 28-year-old Samy Amimour.

Aggad was identified at the end of last week after his DNA was matched with those of his family members, the police source said.