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Suicide Bomber's Explosive Belt May Have Been Discovered In Paris Suburb

A street cleaner found an explosive belt in a trash can in Montrouge, just south of Paris, Vice News reports.

The belt apparently did not have a detonator but was equipped with two explosive charges. Police are now at the scene.

This is significant for several reasons.

The belt is similar to those used by the perpetrators of the Paris terror attacks on November 13.

The phone of Salah Abdeslam, one of the suspects who hasn't yet been found, was reportedly traced to the Montrouge area in the aftermath of the attacks.

Thus, this explosive belt could've belonged to Abdeslam.



The belt's discovery might also confirm the theory he abandoned his mission and chose not to detonate the suicide belt before fleeing, or it simply malfunctioned.

Abdeslam is believed to be in Belgium, where the situation is particularly tense and the capital, Brussels, is on lockdown due to concerns over a potentially imminent attack. Between Sunday and Monday, 21 people were reportedly arrested across Belgium, but Abdeslam was not found.


At present, Abdeslam is essentially the world's most wanted man.

Citations: French Police Find Explosive Belt in Trash Can in Paris Suburb (VICE NEWS)

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John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.
John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.

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