Italy arrests man suspected of collusion with Brussels terrorists

Italian police have arrested an Algerian man wanted in Belgium on suspicion of supplying fake documents used by three of the terrorists behind the attacks in Paris and Brussels, Italian media reported Saturday.

The suspect, named Djamal Eddine Ouali, was apprehended by anti-terrorism authorities in Bellizzi, a town in the province of Salerno in southern Italy, Italian news agency ANSA said.

On Twitter, Italian police said it arrested an Algerian "wanted in Belgium for abetting clandestine immigration linked to the Paris massacre," and part of a group of forgerers "also linked to the Brussels massacre."

According to ANSA, Ouali allegedly supplied fake papers to: Najim Laachroui, suicide bomber at Brussels airport; Salah Abdeslam, alleged Paris attacks commando member; and Mohamed Belkaid, another alleged Paris attacker killed in a Belgian police raid on March 15.

Last update: Sat, 26/03/2016 - 23:29

More from Europe

Poll: 'no' vote at 54 per cent in Italian constitutional referendum

Support for a 'no' vote on Italy's upcoming constitutional referendum has taken a 54-46 per cent lead, according to...

German minister hopeful shunned after "liking" right-wing party

A German prosecutor tapped for a cabinet position in an east German state is out of the running after "liking" the...

EU parliament chief raises hopes of salvaging Canada trade deal

An embattled trade EU-Canada trade deal should be signed as planned next week, European Parliament President Martin...

Police suspect tear gas in London City airport "chemical incident"

Police said they suspected CS gas could have caused a "chemical incident" that led to a three-hour evacuation of ...

EU summit fails to break Belgian impasse over Canada trade deal

EU leaders ended two days of talks Friday with a failure to break a regional blockade to a landmark deal the bloc is...