Paris terror attacks: Suspect's photo published, police appeal for witnesses

Paris: French National Police published a photo of a wanted man who is "likely to be involved" in Paris attacks, and are appealing for witnesses.

Also read: Paris terror attacks - 'French' attacker identified

According to the wanted poster, the man was named Abdeslam Salah, 26 years old and he was suspected to be the man who rented the black Polo car used during the shootings Friday night in Paris, the police said.

This handout picture released in a "appel a temoins" (call for witnesses) by the French Police information service (SICOP) shows a picture of Abdeslan Salah, suspected of being involved in the attacks that occured on November 13, 2015 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / POLICE NATIONALE
This handout picture released in a "appel a temoins" (call for witnesses) by the French Police information service (SICOP) shows a picture of Abdeslan Salah, suspected of being involved in the attacks that occured on November 13, 2015 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / POLICE NATIONALE

Given the dangerousness of the suspect, the police asked any witness "not to intervene yourself". Ten months after the deadly terrorist attack in January, calm was broken once against Friday night in the French capital where explosions and shootings took place in Paris 10th and 11th district and its northern suburb.

Earlier on Saturday, French President Francois Hollande revealed that "the act of absolute barbarism" was "an act of war" organised from abroad by the Islamic State with internal complicities. IS on Saturday claimed responsibility for the attacks in a statement issued online.

France, of which border controls are heightened, has been in state of emergency since Saturday morning. A three-day mourning was ongoing in France.

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