January 9, 2019 / 10:24 AM / 5 months ago

Belgium charge man with providing arms to Paris attackers

A wreath is placed at the foot of a commemorative plaque near the La Belle Equipe restaurant during a ceremony marking the third anniversary of the Paris attacks of November 2015 in which 130 people were killed, in Paris, France November 13, 2018. Philippe Lopez/Pool via REUTERS

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian authorities have charged a Belgian man with providing arms to the attackers who carried out the attacks in Paris in November 2015.

“The person was taken in for questioning before Christmas. The matter concerns the provision of arms,” a spokesman for Belgian federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.

The person has been charged with participation in the activities of a terrorist organisation and a court has placed him in custody.

Coordinated Islamic State shootings and bombs in Paris in November 2015 killed 130 people, the deadliest attacks on French soil since World War Two.

Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop

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