Suspected mastermind behind Paris attacks identified

Sharing is caring!

French prosecutors have identified three more of the eight attackers who went on a rampage killing 129 people and injuring nearly 350 in and around Paris on Friday. The assailants, seven of whom were suicide bombers, carried out six attacks, and authorities suspect 20 more people across Europe to have helped them.

The Associated Press (AP) reportedly said Monday that French officials believe that a man named Abdelhamid Abaaoud to be the mastermind behind the attacks. The official reportedly added that he was connected to two more attacks that were thwarted — one on a high-speed train headed toward Paris earlier this year, and another at a Paris area church. Seven people have so far been taken into custody.

26 total views, 1 views today