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Paris attacks: International hunt for man believed to be involved in deadly attacks

A global hunt is on for one of the suspected Paris attackers as Belgium has issued an international arrest warrant for him.

The man, 26-year-old Salah Abdeslam, is believed to have been involved in Friday's bloody attacks with two of his brothers.

While Salah is on the run, another is in custody though it is still remains unclear whether he took part in the rampage.

Meanwhile, the third brother blew himself up outside a cafe on the bustling Boulevard Voltaire, said sources.

French police has since released a photo of the suspect they were looking for in connection with the attacks and have  named Salah a "dangerous individual".

The Belgian authorities are also holding seven people for questioning in connection with the gun and suicide attacks in the French capital. Investigators have also found that two cars used in the operation were rented in Belgium, according to prosecutors.

One car was found abandoned and contained assault rifles on the outskirts of Paris. 

Another car was found near the Bataclan concert hall.

It is believed that three of the suicide bombers responsible for the rampage, which killed 132 people, lived in the Belgian capital Brussels.

Belgium police has since made several results after the Paris attacks when they carried out raids on Saturday in the poor immigrant Brussels neighbourhood of Molenbeek, which has been linked to past terror plots.

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said Molenbeek, known as a hotbed of radicalisation, was a "gigantic problem".

Sources: AFP, Reuters

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