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Belgian PM congratulated by Obama after terror raid

The Belgian prime minster, Charles Michel, has posted a picture of himself receiving congratulations from US president Barack Obama after the arrest of Paris terror attack suspect Salah Abdeslam in raids tonight.

Forensic teams search property near arrest scene

Broken glass can be seen near where Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdelsam was arrested in the Molenbeek area of Brussels.

Forensic officers could be seen searching buildings in the street and taking photographs.


Forensic searches after Abdeslam capture in Brussels

Forensic teams have begun to search buildings in the Molenbeek area of Brussels following the arrest of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam.

ITV News' Security Editor Rohit Kachroo is at the scene:

Hollande: France will ask for extradition of Abdeslam

Francois Hollande Credit: RTV

Francois Hollande has said Salah Abdeslam was directly involved in preparing the deadly attacks in Paris in November.

In a joint press conference with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, Mr Hollande said France will ask for Abdeslam to be extradited.

"Salah Abdeslam was directly involved in preparing the organisation and perpetration of these attacks," he said.

He added that the fight against terrorism would go on, and there were "connections that lead us all the time to Syria".

"Although this arrest is an important stage it is not the final conclusion of this story because there have been arrests already. And there will have to be more because we know that the network was quite widespread, in Belgium, in France, in other countries of Europe as well, Mr Hollande said.

"So until we have arrested all those who took part or contributed, financed, that network, that terrorist network that committed the abominable attacks, the war acts of November 13, our fight will not be over until then."

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam in custody

The most wanted fugitive from November's Paris attacks has been detained by police following a raid in Brussels.

Salah Abdeslam is the prime suspect behind a series of co-ordinated attacks in Paris last November which killed 130 people.

He is now in custody after he was wounded during a shootout with Belgian security forces during a raid on an apartment block in a suburb called Molenbeek.

Confirming Abdeslam's arrest, Belgium's Secretary of State for asylum and migration said "we got him".

ITV News Correspondent Paul Davies reports:

Belgian PM: Paris attacks suspect among three held in raid

Charles Michel Credit: RTV

The Belgian prime minister has confirmed Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was arrested in a raid in Brussels.

Charles Michel said Abdeslam was among three suspects detained during the raid in which police faced armed resistance.


Footage 'shows arrest of Paris attacks suspect'

Video footage purportedly shows the moment Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was arrested by anti-terror police after a raid in Brussels.

The 26-year-old Belgian-born French national had been on the run since the attacks which killed 130 died last November.

Police 'still searching for one person in Brussels raid'

One person is reportedly still holed up in a flat where Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was wounded and arrested on Friday.

Police have cordoned off the immediate area surrounding the scene of the arrest. Credit: APTN

Deputy mayor of the Brussels neighbourhood of Molenbeek, Ahmed El Khannouss, told the Associated Press news agency police are still searching for the individual.

There have been reports of gun fire at the scene and police have cordoned off the area.

Image purportedly shows 'arrest of Paris attacks suspect'

This image, tweeted by Belgian TV news broadcaster RTL info, purportedly shows the moment Paris terror attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was arrested by police in the Molenbeek neighbourhood of Brussels.

Abdeslam, who has been on the run since the 13 November attacks, was reportedly wounded in the leg during the raid.

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