Paris attacks ringleader visited UK: report

An undated picture from the February 2015 issue 7 of the Islamic State group online English-language magazine Dabiq, purportedly showing 27-year-old Belgian IS group leading militant Abdelhamid AbaaoudThe Belgian jihadist suspected of planning the November terror attacks in Paris visited Britain last year despite being hunted by police, the Guardian newspaper reported on Sunday. Abdelhamid Abaaoud’s alleged trip to Britain could add to pressure on the interior ministry, which is struggling to tighten border controls amid high-profile reports of Britons going to Syria to join the Islamic State group. The newspaper said photos of British landmarks were found on Abaaoud’s phone after he was killed in a raid in Paris just days after the November 13 coordinated gun and bomb attacks in the French capital that killed 130 people.

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