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Third suicide bomber at Paris Bataclan concert hall once visited Syria: report

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-12-09 20:57

PARIS - The third suicide bomber who stormed the Bataclan concert hall in Paris on November 13 has been identified as a young French national who went to Syria in 2013 with a group of other youths, a local daily reported on Wednesday.

According to Le Parisien newspaper, the 23-year-old man from the eastern French city of Strasbourg has been identified as the third attacker at the concert theatre last month who killed, along with two other suicide bombers, 90 people.

"The name (of the bomber) was unveiled but it is not me who should announce the results of the investigation," Prime Minister Manuel Valls told BFMTV news channel and RMC radio.

Foued Mohamed Aggad went to Syria with his brother and a group of friends at the end of 2013. Seven of them were arrested in May last year upon their return to France and jailed while Aggad stayed on in Syria combating with Islamist insurgents, the report added.

The two other bombers involved in Bataclan concert hall had been identified ad Samy Amimour, 28, from Drancy, northeast of Paris and Ismail Omar Mostafei, a 29-year-old man from Chartres, southeast of the French capital. Both were known to intelligence services to have links with extremist cells.

On November 13, simultaneous shootings and explosions at restaurants, Bataclan concert hall and the national stadium in Paris killed 132 people and injured hundreds others.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks in revenge for Paris military offensive in Syria and Iraq where the group wants to its create its own state and impose its version law of Islam.

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