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Three Paris Attack Safe Houses Found Month Later in Belgium

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A resident points toward an apartment located in Charleroi in Belgium possibly used as a safe house for Paris terrorist attacks.  (REUTERS/Francois Lenoir)

By    |   Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 01:00 PM

Investigators found three safe houses in Belgian they believe were used to carry out the terror attacks in France's capital on Nov. 13, authorities told Agence France-Presse.

Authorities found a fingerprint of suspected attack organizer Abdelhamid Abaaoud inside a flat in Charleroi, said AFP. Investigators had already identified a flat in the Schaerbeek district of Brussels as a safe house on Friday, along with a small house in Auvelais, a rual village near the French border.

"The investigators were able to identify three premises that have been used by the conspiring perpetrators of the attacks of 13th November 2015," a spokesman for federal prosecutor Eric Van Der Sypt said in a statement.

Reuters said DNA traces of attacker, Bilal Hadfi, who blew himself up in Paris during the attacks, were found inside the Charleroi residence as well. Authorities said all three residences were rented for one year, paid for in cash and the renters gave false information.

After they found traces of explosives and handmade belts the, authorities said the Brussels residence could have been the bomb factory for the Paris attacks 

The Telegraph said news of the safe houses broke as French media released images of Salah Abdeslam, who is believed to be one of the gunmen in the November attacks. Video was released by French channel BFM TV on Monday.

The video showed Abdeslam, 26, with his friend Hamza Attou on Nov. 14 at a service station in Trith-Saint-Leger, near the Belgian border. It was a day after the terror attacks in Paris, which killed 130 people in orchestrated shootings and suicide bomb attacks.

The Telegraph said 352 people were injured in the attacks, 99 critically, and 89 were held hostage at the Bataclan during the Eagles of Death Metal concert. French authorities said there were a total of seven coordinated attacks by terrorist on Nov. 13, stated The Telegraph.

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Investigators found three safe houses in Belgian they believe were used to carry out the terror attacks in France's capital on Nov. 13, authorities told Agence France-Presse.
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