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Norwegian anti-terrorism police said they arrested a suspect in the 1982 Paris rue des Rosiers bombing on Wednesday.
The net in Norway. The authorities announced on Wednesday September 9 the arrest of a man suspected of being one of the perpetrators of the attack on rue des Rosiers which left six dead and twenty-two wounded in 1982 in the Marais, one of the Jewish quarters of Paris.
France has been asking for several years for the extradition of Walid Abdulrahman Abou Zayed, established in Norway since 1991, who in the past denied any involvement in the attack attributed to the Palestinian group Fatah-Revolutionary Council (Fatah-CR) from “Abu Nidal”.
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Without providing the identity of the suspect, the Norwegian Counterterrorism Police (PST) said they carried out a arrest in connection with this case.
“We can confirm that PST arrested a man in Skien [sud de la Norvège, NDLR] today […] on a European arrest warrant issued by the French authorities, “PST spokesperson Annett Aamodt told AFP.
“An extradition request has been issued by the French authorities, it will be examined carefully to see if the conditions are met,” she added.
The man in his sixties, now naturalized Norwegian, denies his involvement, saying that “there is a mistake about the person”.
“My husband has never killed anyone. He has never been in France,” his wife told AFP in 2015 in reaction to an international arrest warrant issued by France which Norway had not then not followed up.