Belgian judge extends detention of Abrini, five other Paris attacks suspects
A Belgian judge ruled to extend by one month the detention of six suspects being held in connection with the November 13 attacks in and around Paris, which claimed the lives of 130 people.
The judge’s decision was announced in a communiqué from the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office on Thursday.
Abrini has confessed to being the "man in the hat" at Brussels Airport, where two suicide bombers detonated explosives-laden suitcases, killing 16.
A further 16 people were killed that morning when another bomber blew himself up at a Brussels metro station.
Both the Paris and Brussels attacks were claimed by the Islamic State group.
(FRANCE 24 with AP)
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