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2015 Paris attack: French team in Kochi to probe NIA undertrial

IANS  |  Kochi 

A team of officers along with one of their has arrived here possibly to question a (NIA) undertrial, a intelligence said on Wednesday.

The team has come to interrogate Subahani Haja Moideen, intelligence told IANS. "Moideen is understood to have been laterally involved with the accused in the attack" that left 130 dead.

"May be the French team is here to get more details," said Kumar. According to sources the team arrived here late on Tuesday and has left for Thrissur jail, where Moideen is housed.

"The Police have no involvement in this, as this case is being handled here by the

The November 2015 attack was a series of coordinated terrorist attacks that took place at a few places which left 130 dead and over 400 injured.

According to the NIA, Moideen is believed to have been trained in along with Salah Abdeslam, one of the prime accused arrested in the attack.

Moideen, 33, hails from Thodupuzha near here and was residing in district, Tamil Nadu, when he was arrested by the in 2016 for joining and supporting the activities of the Islamic State terror group.

He had taken part in the jihad and had undergone arms training under the IS.

According to the NIA, Moideen was taken to in Iraq, where he underwent detailed course in Shariya followed by combat training. On completion of combat training, including training in automated weapons, he was sent to the war zone in for security duties in the IS-held territory, which he performed for almost two-weeks.



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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 11:28 IST