French militant in Brussels terror attack transited in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: The French mastermind of the 2014 Jewish Museum of Belgium shootings transited in Malaysia prior to the attack in a bid to cover his tracks in Syria before returning to Europe, according to Malaysian police.

The disclosure comes following the conclusion of a two-day visit to Malaysia by French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday where he and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak discussed a range of issues, including the need to work closely to fight militancy, extremism and global terrorism.

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