Belgian-Moroccan was third person killed in Paris police raid

Identification possible after DNA from remains were compared to a sample from mother

A woman stands in front of the makeshift memorial in tribute to the victims of the Paris terror attacks. Photograph: AFP /Getty Images

A woman stands in front of the makeshift memorial in tribute to the victims of the Paris terror attacks. Photograph: AFP /Getty Images

 

A man who died in a November 18th police assault in Saint-Denis, near Paris, days after attacks in the French capital that killed 130 people, has been identified as a Belgian Moroccan national, the Paris prosecutor said yesterday.

“The suicide bomber who blew himself up . . . was identified as Chakib Akrouh, born on August 27th, 1990, in Belgium, of Belgian-Moroccan nationality,” prosecutor François Molins said in a statement.

The prosecutor said the identification had been made possible after DNA extracted from his remains were compared to a sample from his mother.

Akrouh died in the same raid as suspected ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud – also a Belgian-Moroccan – as police closed in on some of those they suspected of being involved in the killing. Hasna Aitboulahcen, Abaaoud’s cousin, died in the same raid. – (Reuters)