France attacks: Is this the face of Paris suicide bomber Ahmed Almohammad?

The passport's owner arrived with other refugees on a small vessel from Turkey, Greek police said

Samuel Osborne
Sunday 15 November 2015 16:49
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A passport belonging to Ahmad Almohammad was found on the body of a suicide bomber
A passport belonging to Ahmad Almohammad was found on the body of a suicide bomber

The owner of a Syrian passport found near the body of one of the terrorists who blew themselves up in Paris allegedly entered Europe posing as a refugee.

Serbian media claims Ahmed Almohammad, 25, whose Syrian passport was found on the body of a suicide bomber, was one of three terrorists to blow themselves up outside the Stade de France.

The newspaper, Blic, claims the man arrived with another of the bombers in Europe through the Greek island of Leros on 3 October. They say he entered Serbia from Macedonia on 7 October.

Serbian authorities have confirmed the man entered Serbia from Macedonia on 7 October. On 8 October, he was registered in Croatia, before moving through Hungary and Austria.

French security forces reportedly asked Serbian authorities for help identifying the man.

Greek website Protothema published pictures of ferry tickets showing a second man, Mohammed Almohammad, who had travelled with Ahmed Almohammad and may be a relation.

Ahmed Almohammad's Greek ferry ticket
Mohammed Almohammad's Greek ferry ticket

The Greek media organisation also published photos of a database showing the pair's travel tickets.

A database shows Ahmed Almohammad and Mohammed Almohammad's travel tickets

A Greek police source said the passport's owner had arrived on a small vessel from Turkey with a group of 69 refugees, and had his fingerprints taken by Greek officials.

It is not known whether Mohammed Almohammad was involved in the atrocity. He has not yet been named as one of the bombers by authorities.

The passport may have been bought or stolen. It is also possible that the Syrian passport may have been a forgery.

A man wearing a suicide bomb vest had a ticket to enter the 80,000-capacity Stade de France during the match between France and Germany.

French President François Hollande and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier were among the spectators.

Paris attacks: Stade de France

The bomber was stopped as security frisked him at the entrance to the stadium.

While attempting to back away from security, he detonated his vest, which was loaded with explosives and bolts.

A second attacker blew himself up outisde the stadium, a third at a nearby McDonalds.

French police suspect the attackers had planned to detonate their vests inside the packed stadium to trigger a deadly stampede.

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