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Two men charged in Austria amid Paris attacks probe

Published 08/09/2016

Floral tributes outside the Bataclan Theatre in memory of the victims of the Paris attacks
Floral tributes outside the Bataclan Theatre in memory of the victims of the Paris attacks

Austrian prosecutors have charged two men with being part of a terrorist organisation in connection with investigations into last year's Paris attacks that killed 130 people.

A statement from the Salzburg prosecutors office said the two are suspected of helping two other suspects who Austria extradited to France earlier this year through "logistics as well as through gathering information and arranging contacts".

The two are identified as a 26-year-old Moroccan and a 40-year-old Algerian but are not named in keeping with Austrian privacy laws. They are also charged with belonging to a criminal organisation.

The two extradited in July were a 35-year old Pakistani and a 29-year old Algerian. All four are believed to have come to Europe last year and shared the same Salzburg refugee shelter.

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