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Muslim suspect confesses to Brussels Jewish museum attack

Prosecutors in Paris, France, on Sunday claimed that a French-Muslim man is in police custody for the shooting incident that occurred in a Jewish museum in Brussels, Belgian and that he confessed to the killings seen on a video.

Mehdi Nemmouche confessed to killing three people inside the Jewish Museum in Beligium.
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According to European news media, a known jihadist, 29-year-old Mehdi Nemmouche, was arrested at a train depot in Marseilles on Friday. A citizen of France, prior to the museum attack Nemmouche was "on the radar" of French counter-terrorism police officers, who had kept him under surveillance when he returned from Syria in 2013. Police officials believe while in Syria he joined al-Qaida-linked rebels fighting against the Assad government.

Police officials claim that he had also traveled to the Great Britain, Lebanon and Turkey after serving a five-year jail sentence in Roubaix, about 60 miles from Brussels.

The prosecutor on that case, Francois Molins, claims the suspect confessed to the May 24 attack, in which he killed three people in cold-blood, and critically wounded a fourth victim.

Police investigators reported at a news conference on Sunday that Nemmouche possessed a Kalashnikov rifle and a handgun that were allegedly used in the terrorist attack,

They also discovered a white sheet emblazoned with the name of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a jihadist group fighting in Syria that's also known as al-Qaida in Iraq and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Nemmouche also confessed to carrying a camera with a 40-second video that displays the two guns and a voice recording, in which he claims responsibility for the killings and that he regrets that he had failed to record the entire incident especially the killing.

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