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Dutch police arrest two in 2015 Paris attacks weapons link

March 16, 2019 00:00:00

THE HAGUE, Mar 15 (AFP): Dutch police have arrested two men in Amsterdam with suspected links to weapons used in deadly attacks in Paris in 2015 that killed 130 people, prosecutors said Friday.

"Police arrested two men on Tuesday in Amsterdam in an investigation into the origin of weapons used by Islamic State terrorists in the attacks in Paris in 2015," a statement said.

The two men, aged 29 and 31, "are suspected of in some way being involved in the delivery of weapons" to carry out France's worst terror attacks on November 13 that year.

Armed jihadists gunned down at the Bataclan concert hall and at several bars and restaurants around the French capital and at the Stade de France stadium.

They used automatic weapons including AK-47 assault rifles and explosives in the attacks. "Some members of a jihadist suicide cell were possibly in the Netherlands in 2015 to collect the weapons," the Dutch public prosecution service said.

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