Greece sends fingerprints to Paris to seek match

Greece sends fingerprints to Paris to seek match

An employee at Greece's Ministry of Citizen Protection says Greek police have sent the fingerprints of the owner of the Syrian passport found at one of Friday's attacks in Paris to French police.

Police are trying to see if they match those of the assailant whose body was found nearby — or any other person known to police. The agency said the person who owned the passport came into the European Union through the Greek island of Leros on Oct. 3.

The same source, who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to comment on an investigation, discounted reports in Greek media that a second passport was found at the scene.

At least 129 people were killed and 352 injured in the attacks Friday night in Paris. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.


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