An armed French policeman secures the scene at the raid zone in Saint-Denis, near Paris, France, November 18, 2015. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

French identify another Muslim terrorist involved in Paris attacks via DNA from body parts

French investigators have confirmed that Belgian-Moroccan Chakib Akrouh, who blew himself up when trapped by police on November 18, was the third member of the three-man unit that killed dozens of cafe-goers during a multipronged Islamist attack on Paris days earlier.

The confirmation by a French judiciary official comes two months after the Islamic State-claimed assault of November 13, in which nine men, split into three groups, attacked a sports stadium, a string of cafes and a concert hall, killing 130.

The judiary official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the third member of the team that conducted the gun attacks on cafes and restaurants was 25-year-old Akrouh, identified on Thursday via DNA samples from body parts recovered at the flat where he triggered a suicide vest during a police raid.

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