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Police deny report that Paris suspects arrested in Austria passed through Greece

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Police have denied a report in German newspaper Die Welt that two men that were arrested in Austria over suspected links to last month’s terrorist attacks in Paris had passed through the Aegean island of Leros.

According to the report the two suspects, an Algerian and a Pakistani, arrived on Leros on October 3 on the same boat as two of the Paris attackers. Although their details were contained in the Schengen anti-terror watchlist, Greek officials failed to arrest them and instead gave them an order to leave the country within 30 days, the report said.

The two suspects were arrested in a refugee camp in the Austrian city of Salzburg on December 10.

They are believed to have provided help to members of the group that carried out the attacks on November 13 in which 130 people were killed.

They are currently being interrogated by Austrian authorities.