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Police release photo of on-the-run suspect in Paris attacks

Belgium issued an international arrest warrant for Abdeslam Salah (26) earlier today.

Updated at 8.02pm

FRENCH POLICE HAVE released a photo of a suspect in the Friday night attacks that killed at least 129 people in Paris.

Authorities warned that the 26-year-old man, Belgian native Abdeslam Salah, who is on the run, is a dangerous individual who should not be approached by members of the public.

He is one of three brothers thought to be involved in the killings. One was arrested in Belgium and another died in the attack, police said.

Salah is believed to have rented the black Volkswagen Polo used by the group of hostage-takers that left at least 89 people dead inside the Bataclan.

A parking ticket found in the vehicle had been issued in the Brussels neighbourhood of Molenbeek, which has been linked to past terror plots.

Salah was not among the seven men arrested in Brussels today in connection with the attacks.

Earlier, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said at a press conference that the string of shootings and explosions “were prepared abroad, by a group of individuals based in Belgium who benefited from accomplices in France”.

Investigators believe three teams were involved in the attacks, which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for.

First published at 5.45pm. Additional reporting by AP.

Read: Police are ‘still hunting a man involved in Paris attacks’

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