Paris attacks fugitive shot, detained

2016-03-18 20:14
Salah Abdeslam. (AP)

Salah Abdeslam. (AP)

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Brussels - The deputy mayor of the Brussels neighbourhood of Molenbeek says he's received confirmation from the Belgian federal prosecutor's office that Paris attacks fugitive Salah Abdeslam has been shot in the leg and detained.

Ahmed El Khannouss tells The Associated Press that Abdeslam was hurt and police have taken him away. He says police are still searching for one person who is holed up in a house.

Abdeslam has been on the run since the November attacks that killed 130 people. Molenbeek is home to several people involved in the attacks.

El Khannouss told i-Tele television earlier that there are two schools a few dozen meters (yards) from the ongoing police operation, and authorities have taken measures to secure them and residents.

Helmeted police with riot shields have cordoned off the area.

his story has been corrected to show that the Molenbeek mayor's first name is Francoise, not Francois.
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