Paris Attack: Weapons Found in ‘Terror Car’


Paris: Several Kalashnikov assaults rifles have been found in an abandoned car believed to have been used by the Paris attackers, French authorities said.

The black Seat car, found in Montreuil on Sunday, is believed to have been used by gunmen who opened fire at people in restaurants on Friday night, police say.

Several AK47 rifles were found in the car, AFP quotes judicial sources as saying. It appears to confirm the theory that some of the gunmen managed to flee from the scene after the attacks, reported BBC.

Earlier, the first of the seven dead attackers was named as Ismail Mostefai. Six people close to him are in custody. France is in three days of mourning for the 160 people killed in the attacks.

A special service for the families of the victims, the 350 people who were wounded, and the survivors will be held at Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral later on Sunday.

Friday’s attacks, claimed by Islamic State (IS) militants, hit a concert hall, a major stadium, restaurants and bars in the French capital.

Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said France will continue with air strikes against IS in Syria, and described the group as a very well-organised enemy.

President Francois Hollande has cancelled his plans to attend the G20 in Turkey and is holding meetings with various political leaders to discuss the crisis.