Report: Bullets, chemicals found at homes of Belgian Paris suspects

BRUSSELS – A Belgian newspaper said on Tuesday that police found bullets and a possible bomb-making chemical at the Brussels homes of two men being held on suspicion of terrorist offences in connection with Friday’s Paris attacks. The prosecutors office declined comment on the report. Lawyers for the men have said they are innocent and got caught up in the case because they drove to Paris early on Saturday to fetch Salah

Abdeslam, now a prime suspect on the run, after he called them to say his car broke down. The tabloid Derniere Heure, which did not identify its source, said the two men in custody had ammonium nitrate fertilizer in their homes. The men denied it had been purchased to make explosives, the paper said. Salah Abdeslam’s elder brother, Brahim, was one of seven men who blew themselves up in Paris on Friday evening with improvised suicide belts. The newspaper said police also found ammunition in one of the homes, including bullets used in Kalashnikov assault rifles of the kind used by some of the Paris attackers.



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