European Agencies Hunting 8 Suspects Linked to Brussels, Paris Attacks

BERLIN (Reuters) -
Italian Police escort a man to a police car in the southern city of Salerno, Italy, Sunday March 27, 2016. Police identified the man detained as an Algerian wanted in Belgium for facilitating illegal migration linked to the recent terror attacks in Paris. According to police he was sought under a European arrest warrant for alleged involvement in a network in Brussels which makes false documents, including those used by extremists implicated in the Paris and Brussels attacks. (Italian police via AP)
Italian Police arrest an Algerian in the southern city of Salerno, Italy, Sunday. The suspect was wanted in Belgium for facilitating illegal migration linked to the recent terror attacks in Paris. (Italian police via AP)

Europe’s security agencies are hunting for at least eight suspects believed to have assisted with the Islamist terror attacks in Paris and Brussels, Die Welt am Sonntag newspaper reported.

Citing security sources, the paper said the suspects, most of whom are French and Belgian citizens, are believed to be either in Syria or on the run in Europe.

Die Welt said the suspects had been in contact with Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the presumed ringleader of the Paris terror attacks who was killed by French police in a shootout on Nov. 18, and Salah Abdeslam, the prime surviving suspect of the Paris terror attacks who was captured in Brussels earlier this month.

Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) is involved in the manhunt, according to Die Welt. The BKA declined to comment.