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Jewish Museum suspect extradited to Belgium

13:48 24/07/2014

Mehdi Nemmouche, the man accused of shooting four people in the Jewish Museum in Brussels, will be extradited from France to Belgium, according to a ruling by the French Court of Cassation. The 29-year-old Algerian must now be brought to Belgium within 10 days, where officials will proceed with the criminal case.

In a terrorist attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels on May 24, Nemmouche is alleged to have shot and killed four people: an Israeli couple, a French woman and a Belgian man. A few days later he was arrested in Marseille after being seen acting suspiciously while riding a bus that had departed from Brussels.

Nemmouche had first opposed extradition, wary of being turned over to Israeli authorities. He has been identified as a radicalised fighter returning from Syria.

Written by Robyn Boyle