Third Bataclan attacker identified

Foued Mohamed-Aggad
Foued Mohamed-Aggad

French police have identified a thrid Bataclan attacker, Prime Minister Manuel Valls says without naming the suspect. Valls didn’t, however, dispute reports naming the man as French national Foued Mohamed-Aggad, 23, from Strasbourg.

All three gunmen who attacked Bataclan wearing suicide vests have been confirmed being French nationals. The two others were identified as Frenchmen Omar Ismail Mostefai, 29, and Samy Amimour, 28.

Ninety people were killed at the Bataclan in last month’s attacks.

All other attackers that tool part in the co-ordinated attacks around Paris on 13 November that killed 130 people in total have either been identified as home-grown French or Belgian extremists.

Mohamed-Aggad reportedly travelled to Syria in late 2013 as part of a group of radicalised youth from Strasbourg that included his brother.

Several of the group were later arrested upon returning to France in spring last year. Mohamed-Aggad is believed to have remained in Syria.

He was identified late last week by police after DNA samples were confirmed to match with members of his family, AFP reports.