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Second car used in attacks found in Paris suburb: French Police

A black Seat car used by gunmen who fired at people in restaurants during the attacks in Paris on Friday has been found in the eastern suburb of Montreuil, police said on Sunday.

The black car was used at two of the six locations attacked on Friday — a bar on rue de la Fontaine-au-Roi where five were killed, and a restaurant on rue de Charonne where 19 died.

This is the second car seized by the police in connection with the attacks. Earlier, a grey Polo that had been rented in Belgium was found near the Bataclan concert hall.

French Police had identified one of the gunmen who blew himself up at the Bataclan concert hall, the scene of the bloodiest attack where 89 people were killed, as 29-year-old Paris native Omar Ismail Mostefai.

Six people close to Mostefai, who took part in the killings at the Bataclan concert hall and the first of Friday’s attackers to be identified, have been detained.

Among the six were Mostefai’s father, brother and sister-in-law, judicial and police sources said.

They are being questioned as part of routine efforts to verify information about the attacker, the sources said.

“It’s a crazy thing, it’s madness,” the brother told before being detained, referring to the carnage that left 129 people dead.

Investigators in France, Belgium, Greece and Germany are now trying to find out who these men were, how they carried out such a vast coordinated attack, and why.

Meanwhile, Belgian police have arrested several people over links to the Paris attacks in a huge sweep, including one who was in the French capital at the time of the attacks.

Justice Minister Koen Geens said the arrests were in connection with a grey Polo that had been rented in Belgium that was found near the Bataclan concert hall.

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