A suspected suicide belt with a similar “configuration” to those used in the Paris attacks was found Monday just south of the French capital, sources close to the investigation said.
The object was found in a dustbin in the suburb of Montrouge, a police source said, adding that the device lacked a detonator.
Telephone data places Belgian-born Salah Abdeslam, a key suspect in the attacks who is believed to still be on the run, in the same area on the night of the attacks, according to a source close to the inquiry.
The belt, which was found by dustmen 10 days after the attacks in the capital that left 130 people dead, is being analysed “to confirm whether it is explosive,” the source added.
Another police source said the belt appeared to have “the same configuration” as those used by the jihadists who carried out the Paris carnage.