Two Belgians have been charged in connection with the Paris attacks after driving Salah Abdeslam, the suspected gunman still at large, from the French capital to Brussels early on Saturday.
The men were quoted by prosecutors and defence lawyers as saying they received a call from Abdeslam, a friend from the Brussels district of Molenbeek, at 2am asking them to collect him. They drove to Paris and met him in the Barbès neighourhood at 5am, then returned together to Brussels.
Moroccan-born Mohammed Amri, 27, and Hamza Attouh, 21, were detained at the weekend along with five others from Molenbeek. The five others were released but Amri and Attouh were formally arrested on Monday and charged by federal prosecutors on Tuesday.
“They have been charged with complicity in terrorist attacks and paticipation in the activities of terrorist organisations,” a spokesman for the federal prosecutor’s office said.
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