Paris attacks: Third Bataclan suicide bomber identified as EU citizen Fouad Mohamed-Aggad

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Victoria Richards
Wednesday 09 December 2015 09:05 GMT
The attacks across Paris killed 129 people and wounded hundreds more
The attacks across Paris killed 129 people and wounded hundreds more

A third suicide bomber has been identified following the deadly terror attack on Le Bataclan concert hall in Paris in which 89 people died.

French media have reported that Fouad Mohamed-Aggad, 23, was part of a gang who carried out a series of assaults claimed by the so-called Islamic State (Isis), on November 13 in the French capital.

The attacks, which killed 129 people and wounded hundreds more, were masterminded by Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who was himself killed in a police raid in Saint-Denis a few days later.

Following the assaults, there was some intense speculation as to the identities of the suspects, with claims that a surge in the number of refugees entering Europe from Syria had allowed jihadists to sneak into France, Germany and Belgium.

The Independent revealed last month that, contrary to belief, eight of the terror suspects who had been named at the time were not refugees, and all had EU passports. French investigators said that a passport seeming to show the identity of one of the attackers as Syrian may have been 'planted' at the scene of the bombings at the Stade de France as part of a sophisticated propaganda plan by Isis to infiltrate and exploit the refugee crisis.

And now Le Parisien claims that rather than entering Europe as part of a wave of asylum-seekers earlier this year, Mohamed-Aggad was actually born and raised in Strasbourg, on the border of France and Germany.

The French newspaper reports that he came from a family of four children, and lived in a small town on the Lower Rhine. His mother, who is originally from Morocco, said that after travelling to Syria in 2013, Mohamed-Aggad sent money home regularly.

He then returned to France from Syria to carry out the attacks.

His older brother, Karim, 25, is said to be currently in Syria after travelling there between December 2013 and March 2014.

Two other suspects who blew themselves up at the music venue have been identified as Frenchmen Omar Ismail Mostefai, 29, and Samy Amimour, 28.

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