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Salah Abdeslam charged with terrorist offences

Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam Credit: ITV News

Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam was charged with terrorist offences on Wednesday - hours after being handed over to French authorities.

Abdeslam is suspected of playing a key role in November's terrorist attacks in the French capital, in which 130 people were killed.

He has now been charged with belonging to a terrorist organisation, murder, kidnap and possession of weapons and explosives.

Abdeslam, who was arrested in Brussels on March 18, is to be put in solitary confinement, according to his lawyer.

Brussels suspect charged in connection with Paris attacks

Tributes left in the Place de la Bourse, Brussels, following the attacks Credit: PA

A main suspect in the Brussels bombings has also been charged in connection with the Paris attacks four months earlier, Belgian federal prosecutors said.

Swedish national Osama Krayem, 23, who was arrested in Brussels alongside suspect Mohamed Abrini earlier this month, has been charged with terrorist murder and participation in a terror group.

The Brussels bombings claimed the lives of 32 victims in March, while 130 died in November's attacks in Paris.

Krayem might have been present in different safehouses used by the militant attackers, such as a suspected bomb factory raided in December, prosecutors said.

"He has been charged with terrorist murder and participation in the activities of a terrorist group," prosecutors said.

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