VIENNA: Austrian authorities are investigating two men arrested days ago for possible links to last month’s attacks in Paris that killed 130 people, officials said on Wednesday.

State Prosecutor Robert Holzleitner said the two – arrested during the weekend in a migrants’ shelter in Salzburg – are suspected of “participation in a terrorist organisation,” with investigations focused on their possible connection to the Nov 13 attacks.

Also read: At least 128 dead in Paris terror attacks, IS claims responsibility

Mr Holzleitner said the suspects arrived in Europe from the Middle East but refused to give details, saying that would jeopardise the investigation.

The daily Kronen Zeitung said the suspects are French citizens with Pakistani and Algerian roots who were believed to have crossed into Europe with some of those who carried out the Paris attacks.

Published in Dawn, December 17th, 2015

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