Two Paris Attacks Suspects Arrested In Austrian Refugee Camp

Two Paris Attacks Suspects Arrested In Austrian Refugee Camp

Two persons believed to be connected to the attack on Paris last month that led to the death of over 130 people have been arrested at a refugee camp in Salzburg, Austria.

The two men, according to National tabloid Kronen Zeitung were French, of Algerian and Pakistani origin, and entered Europe through Greece on fake Syrian passports with members of the group that carried out the Paris attacks.

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The Salzburg prosecutors' office said on Wednesday that the two men are thought to have provided help to members of the group that carried out the attacks on Nov. 13.

He declined to comment on the specifics of the newspaper reports and only gave the hint that evidence pointing to the connection with the Paris attacks, was being studied as part of the preliminary investigation.

Local newspaper Salzburger Nachrichten, reported that the men came into contact with the Paris attackers in Austria, and added that they were found based on information provided by a foreign intelligence service.

The "three co-ordinated teams" attacks which were described by President Francois Hollande as an "act of war" was organised by the Islamic State (IS) militant group and made French police carried out hundreds of raids across the country, as the search for suspects continued. The raids also took place in the Belgian city of Brussels.

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