The explosive belts used in the November 13 Paris terrorism attacks originated in Brussels, Belgian newspapers reported Friday, pointing to a police search of an apartment in which the equipment was allegedly made.
Belgium's federal prosecution office confirmed that belts that could be used to carry explosives were found on December 10 in an apartment in the Schaerbeek district of Brussels, without confirming that the belts used in Paris in November were made there.
In addition, investigators found traces of the volatile explosive TATP and materials that can be used to make explosives.
A fingerprint of Salah Abdeslam, a key fugitive suspect of the attacks, was also found during the search.
On November 13, perpetrators armed with Kalashnikov rifles and suicide vests killed 130 people in restaurants, bars, a concert venue and a sports stadium in the French capital.