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One of the Bataclan gunmen buried six months after suicide attack

After his death, his mother was told: “Your son has died a martyr with his brothers on 13 November.”

ONE OF THE three suicide attackers at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris last November was buried in eastern France yesterday, said a source close to the investigation.

Foued Mohamed-Aggad, who was 23 when he died, was buried before dawn in a Muslim part of the Wissembourg cemetery in northern Alsace.

He had lived in the town with his mother before leaving for Syria in late 2013 along with the other two men who attacked the Bataclan, Omar Ismail Mostefai and Samy Amimour.

Leaked Islamic State group documents showed Mohamed-Aggad had arrived in IS territory on 18 December 2013 with an unusually large group of French jihadists that included 14 men and their families.

A text sent from Syria by Mohamed-Aggad’s wife to her mother, saying:

Your son has died a martyr with his brothers on 13 November.

It helped identify him. His DNA was later matched to that of his mother.

The three men, using guns and suicide vests, killed 90 people at the Bataclan during a concert by rock band Eagles of Death Metal in the deadliest attack of the bloody rampage that claimed 130 lives across the French capital on 13 November.

© – AFP 2016

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