Paris attacks suspect chose not to blow himself up, says his brother

London: Mohamed Abdeslam, the brother of Paris attacks prime suspect Salah Abdeslam, said that the latter voluntarily chose not to blow himself up along with the other ISIS jihadists.

Salah Abdeslam was arrested last month by the Brussels Police in connection with the Paris attacks in November last year in which at least 130 people were killed.

Salah Abdeslam was captured on March 18 by Belgian authorities after a shootout in Molenbeek, an impoverished suburb of Brussels that has also been home to several other terror suspects.

After his arrest, he told the investigators that he was meant to carry out a suicide bombing at the Stade de France stadium, but backed out at the last minute.

Four days after his arrest, the Belgian capital was struck by ISIS bombings at the airport and a metro station which killed 32 lives and injured over 300.

A Belgian court has ruled that he can be extradited to France.

The 26-year-old suspect, who is one of the 10 men accused of carrying out the deadly attacks in the French capital last year, is being held in Belgium under a European arrest warrant at the demand of French authorities. (ANI)