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France names attacker, refugee debate grows

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 01:17

Twenty-nine year-old Ismael Omar Mostefai, who lived southwest of Paris, has been identified as one of the Paris attackers and officials say another gunman may have escaped. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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This is where 29-year-old Ismael Omar Mostefai once lived. He's been named as one of the Paris attackers. Neighbors and members of the muslim community in the French medieval city of Chartres say they're in shock. This man says Islam would never condone such actions. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins says three jihadist cells staged co-ordinated assaults Friday night, killing 129 people. And officials believe at least one gunman might have escaped. A source close to the investigation said a black Seat car believed to have been used by the attackers had been found in the Paris suburb of Montreuil with three Kalashnikov rifles inside. This witness says he saw the guns: (SOUNDBITE) (French) WITNESS SAYING: "The problem was they broke the car, it was one o'clock in the morning, and the police started getting out guns, they put them down on the floor..." Officials say one attacker appears to have arrived in Europe alongside Syrian refugees. And that has re-ignited a passionate response to Europe's refugee crisis, with conservatives demanding an end to what they say are "the days of uncontrolled immigration."

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France names attacker, refugee debate grows

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 01:17