Three Paris terrorists could be in Portugal

Three terrorists linked to the November Paris attacks are reported to be in Portugal, international police authorities have warned.

Portuguese authorities are searching for the men, writes Jornal de Notícias.

The warning came from Interpol and the Spanish authorities, who describe the men as “armed and extremely dangerous”.

One of them is identified as Samir Bouzid, believed to be one of the masterminds behind the Paris attacks. He is allegedly travelling in a “dark Citröen with a French licence plate”.

The other suspects are Kevin Guivarich and Memdi Kaddour, and JN says European arrest warrants have already been issued.

Observador news portal adds that the trio fought in the Syrian war in 2014 and that one of them could be travelling with a woman and children.

The Spanish-Portuguese border in Alto Minho has been closed, and around 115 GNR police officers are working with border authorities (SEF) to monitor everyone who enters and leaves the country.

Security has also been reinforced in Portugal’s airports, JN reports.

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com