Paris attacks: Video confirms 9th assailant, say police

A French police officer stands near a suspected car which was used during the attacks in Paris on Nov 13, 2015.
A French police officer stands near a suspected car which was used during the attacks in Paris on Nov 13, 2015.PHOTO: EPA

PARIS (AFP) - Investigators have obtained a video that confirms there was a ninth attacker in Paris among the men that opened fire on bars and restaurants, sources close to the inquiry told AFP on Tuesday.

The video indicates there could be a second attacker on the run, along with Salah Abdeslam, unless the man pictured is one of two suspected accomplices being held in Belgium.

The video reportedly shows a third figure in the car which carried the group which attacked several bars and restaurants, said a BBC report.

 
 

According to the Daily Mail, a source close to the investigation said: "Three men were in the black Seat used to fire on the bar terraces and restaurants."

One man from the car, Salah Abdeslam, is already being sought by police.

 

His brother Brahim, who was also in the car, blew himself up at the scene.

Police have yet to identify the third man they spotted in the video.

The so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group has said it carried out the attacks, which killed 129 people and left over 350 wounded.

Seven attackers died that night - three near the national stadium, three inside the Bataclan concert hall and one at a restaurant nearby.

Mohamed Abdeslam, another brother of fugitive Salah Abdeslam, on Tuesday urged his brother to turn himself in.

Mohamed, who was arrested and questioned following the attack but released Monday, told French TV BFM that his brother was devout but showed no signs of being a radical Islamist.

He said Salah prayed and attended a mosque occasionally, but also dressed in jeans and pullovers.