2 Egyptian expats released after probed over Paris attacks: consul
French police with protective shields walk in line near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris, France, November 14, 2015. Gunmen and bombers attacked busy restaurants, bars and a concert hall at locations around Paris on Friday evening, killing dozens of people in what a shaken French President described as an unprecedented terrorist attack. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

CAIRO: Two Egyptian expatriates were released Sunday after being interrogated by the French authorities on suspicion of being involved in Paris attacks that claimed lives of 129 people, Egyptian consul general in Paris Serenad al-Gamil told Youm7 Monday.

The French police carried out a series of raids to certain homes in Saint-Denis of Paris where dozens were arrested for investigation over the attacks that took place on Nov. 13, she added, noting that the two Egyptian were released after it was confirmed that they have no links to the attacks.

“What happened with the Egyptians is a normal procedure in light of the investigations conducted by the French authorities with people in the neighborhood (Saint-Denis) that saw terrorist acts,” she continued.

The French Authorities in full cooperation with the consulate concerning the Egyptian expatriates, particularly the Egyptian victims of the attacks, he noted.

On Nov. 13, the militant Islamic State group claimed its responsibility for the terrorist attacks committed by eight suicide bombers at the Stade De France, Bataclan concert hall, and Rue de Charonne in Paris.

Two Egyptian people were killed in the attacks, while anther was injured and he still hospitalized in the attacks; remain of one of the killed victim was sent back home Friday while the second victim was dual Egyptian-French citizen.

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