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France warns that fugitive Paris terrorist could be on way to Spain

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France warns that fugitive Paris terrorist could be on way to Spain
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08:57 CET+01:00
The French authorities have warned their Spanish counterparts that one of the men suspected of taking part in the Paris attacks may be on his way to Spain.
An international manhunt was launched on Sunday for 26-year-old Salah Abdelslam, one of three brothers thought to be involved in the Friday attacks that claimed at least 129 lives.

Abdelslam went on the run following the attacks on Friday, the only gunman known to have escaped, and France's interior ministry warned Spanish authorities he could be heading south towards Spain, according to reports in the Spanish media.

French police released a photo of the suspect they were looking for in connection with the attacks, describing him as a "dangerous individual".

One of his brother's is currently in police custody in Belgium, while another brother is thought to have blown himself up outside a cafe on the bustling Boulevard Voltaire, sources said.

Although there was no specific intelligence suggesting that Abdelslam had connections in Spain, it was considered one of several possible destinations.

French police carried out dozens of pre-dawnraids on suspected Islamists Monday, focusing particularly on the Lyon area where they made five arrests and seized "an arsenal" of weapons, police sources said.

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