Paris attacks: Man who lent flat to mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud hit with terror charges

Jawad Bendaoud was arrested soon after last week's massive police raid on the Saint-Denis flat.

AFP| Updated: Nov 25, 2015, 10:38 AM IST
Paris attacks: Man who lent flat to mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud hit with terror charges

Paris: The man who lent his Paris suburb apartment to the suspected ringleader of the attacks on the city was charged with terror offences on Tuesday, prosecutors said.

Jawad Bendaoud was arrested soon after last week's massive police raid on the Saint-Denis flat, where Belgian jihadist Abdelhamid Abaaoud and accomplices were killed.

Prosecutors on Tuesday charged him with associating with criminals in a terrorist plot and possessing explosives and weapons as part of a terrorist plot, and detained him in custody.

Police targeted the apartment in northern Paris while hunting the attacks' suspected ringleader Abaaoud, who was killed along with his female cousin, Hasna Aitboulahcen, and another as-yet unidentified man.

Police were alerted to Bendaoud's possible involvement when they saw a man who resembled him talking with Aitboulahcen the night before the raid.