Two men linked to Paris attackers arrested in Austria: Report

VIENNA: Two men who entered Europe with members of the group that carried out the deadly Paris attacks have been arrested in the Austrian city of Salzburg, posing as refugees, Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung reported on Wednesday.


The two Frenchmen, of Algerian and Pakistani origin, are being questioned by French and Austrian authorities, the newspaper reported.

An Austrian Interior Ministry spokesman and a Salzburg police spokeswoman declined to comment. The Salzburg prosecutor’s office was not immediately available for comment.

Earlier, a third gunman involved in last month’s massacre was identified on Wednesday as a Frenchman who had visited Syria, with his father saying he “would have killed him” if he had known his plans.

Foued Mohamed-Aggad, 23, blew himself up in the bloodiest of the attacks on the French capital — at the Bataclan concert venue, where 90 young music lovers were killed.