Tamil Diplomat

explosive belt’ found in bin near Paris

An object believed to be an explosive belt was found this afternoon in a town south of Paris, near where a phone used by suspected assailant Salah Abdeslamw as detected on the night of the attacks, a source close to the investigation said.             

Abdeslam, whose brother blew himself up in the Paris attacks, has been on the run since the assault that killed 130 people in the French capital on 13 November and is the focus of a massive manhunt.             

French investigators initially believed Abdeslam had been in a black Seat Leon car that was used in the shootings at restaurants and cafés in the 10th and 11th districts of the capital.