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Pakistani man charged over links to November Paris attacks

Updated: Jul 30, 2016 14:43 IST

London, July 30 (ANI): Two men, an Algerian and a Pakistani, suspected to be connected to the November 13 terror attack in Paris last year that killed 130 people, have been charged with terror offences in France.

A 29-year-old Algerian man and a 35-year-old Pakistani man were both charged with "criminal conspiracy with terrorists", reports the Independent.

They were arrested at a shelter for refugees in Austria last year on suspicion of being linked to the attacks in the French capital. They were both extradited to France on Friday.

According to a French newspaper, the two men travelled together from Syria to the Greek island Leros with two Iraqi brothers who blew themselves up near the Stade de France stadium outside Paris on 13 November.

They were first arrested on Leros during a passport check on October 3, due to one man's poorly spoken Arabic and inability to describe Aleppo, which was cited as his birthplace on his passport.

Both men were released three weeks later and travelled to Austria where they were arrested again. (ANI)