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Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam 'will not fight extradition' from Belgium to France

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In this framegrab taken from VTM, armed police officers take part in a raid in the Molenbeek neighborhood of Brussels, Belgium, Friday March 18, 2016. After an intense four-month manhunt across Europe and beyond, police on Friday captured Salah Abdeslam, the top fugitive in the Paris attacks in the same Brussels neighborhood where he grew up. (VTM via AP) BELGIUM OUT

In this framegrab taken from VTM, armed police officers take part in a raid in the Molenbeek neighborhood of Brussels, Belgium, Friday March 18, 2016. After an intense four-month manhunt across Europe and beyond, police on Friday captured Salah Abdeslam, the top fugitive in the Paris attacks in the same Brussels neighborhood where he grew up. (VTM via AP) BELGIUM OUT

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In this framegrab taken from VTM, armed police officers take part in a raid in the Molenbeek neighborhood of Brussels, Belgium, Friday March 18, 2016. After an intense four-month manhunt across Europe and beyond, police on Friday captured Salah Abdeslam, the top fugitive in the Paris attacks in the same Brussels neighborhood where he grew up. (VTM via AP) BELGIUM OUT

Paris attacks chief suspect Salah Abdeslam has changed his mind and will not fight extradition from Belgium to France, his lawyer has said.

French officials are seeking his extradition to face potential terrorism charges for his involvement in the November 13 attacks on a Paris rock concert, stadium and cafes, which killed 130 people and injured 368, almost 100 seriously.

Several attackers were also killed.

He was arrested and wounded in a raid in the Brussels neighbourhood where he grew up, on Friday.

The chief suspect in last year's deadly Paris terror attacks appeared in court on Thursday in Brussels, amid increasing signs that the same Islamic State cell was behind attacks in both cities.

His lawyer Sven Mary told French Media Abdeslam "wishes to leave for France as quickly as possible" so he could "explain himself in France".

On Tuesday three suicide bombs in Brussels killed 31 people and left hundeds injured.

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European security officials said one of the suicide bombers who attacked Brussels airport is a suspected bomb-maker for the Paris attackers.

Meanwhile, Belgian state broadcaster RTBF and France's Le Monde were reporting that a second attacker is suspected of taking part in Tuesday's bombing of a Brussels subway train and may be at large.

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Belfast City Hall illuminated in Belgian colours following terror attacks in Brussels which killed 31 people. Picture by Kevin Scott / Press Eye.

Belfast City Hall illuminated in Belgian colours following terror attacks in Brussels which killed 31 people. Picture by Kevin Scott / Press Eye.

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Belfast City Hall illuminated in Belgian colours following terror attacks in Brussels which killed 31 people. Picture by Kevin Scott / Press Eye.

Belfast City Hall illuminated in Belgian colours following terror attacks in Brussels which killed 31 people. Picture by Kevin Scott / Press Eye.

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Belfast City Hall displays the colours of the Belgium Flag as a tribute following Tuesday's terrorist attacks in Brussels. PA

Belfast City Hall displays the colours of the Belgium Flag as a tribute following Tuesday's terrorist attacks in Brussels. PA

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Belfast City Hall displays the colours of the Belgium Flag as a tribute following yesterday's terrorist attacks in Brussels. PA

Belfast City Hall displays the colours of the Belgium Flag as a tribute following yesterday's terrorist attacks in Brussels. PA

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Belfast City Hall illuminated in Belgian colours following terror attacks in Brussels which killed 31 people. Picture by Kevin Scott / Press Eye.

Belfast City Hall illuminated in Belgian colours following terror attacks in Brussels which killed 31 people. Picture by Kevin Scott / Press Eye.

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Belfast City Hall illuminated in Belgian colours following terror attacks in Brussels which killed 31 people. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Belfast City Hall illuminated in Belgian colours following terror attacks in Brussels which killed 31 people. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Belfast City Hall illuminated in Belgian colours following terror attacks in Brussels which killed 31 people. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Belfast City Hall illuminated in Belgian colours following terror attacks in Brussels which killed 31 people. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Belfast City Hall illuminated in Belgian colours following terror attacks in Brussels which killed 31 people. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Belfast City Hall illuminated in Belgian colours following terror attacks in Brussels which killed 31 people. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Belfast City Hall illuminated in Belgian colours following terror attacks in Brussels which killed 31 people. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Belfast City Hall illuminated in Belgian colours following terror attacks in Brussels which killed 31 people. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Book of condolence opens at Belfast City Hall on Wednesday for the victims of Tuesday's terror attacks in Brussels. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Book of condolence opens at Belfast City Hall on Wednesday for the victims of Tuesday's terror attacks in Brussels. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Book of condolence opens at Belfast City Hall on Wednesday for the victims of Tuesday's terror attacks in Brussels. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Book of condolence opens at Belfast City Hall on Wednesday for the victims of Tuesday's terror attacks in Brussels. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Book of condolence opens at Belfast City Hall on Wednesday for the victims of Tuesday's terror attacks in Brussels. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Book of condolence opens at Belfast City Hall on Wednesday for the victims of Tuesday's terror attacks in Brussels. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Book of condolence opens at Belfast City Hall on Wednesday for the victims of Tuesday's terror attacks in Brussels. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Book of condolence opens at Belfast City Hall on Wednesday for the victims of Tuesday's terror attacks in Brussels. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Book of condolence opens at Belfast City Hall on Wednesday for the victims of Tuesday's terror attacks in Brussels. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Book of condolence opens at Belfast City Hall on Wednesday for the victims of Tuesday's terror attacks in Brussels. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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Belfast City Hall illuminated in Belgian colours following terror attacks in Brussels which killed 31 people. Picture by Kevin Scott / Press Eye.

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