The object was found in a dustbin on Monday afternoon, a police source said, confirming information reported by France Info radio.

The belt, which was found by dustmen, is being analysed 'to confirm whether it is explosive', a source close to the inquiry said.

The source said telephone data placed Belgian-born Salah Abdeslam, a key suspect in the attacks who is believed to still be on the run, in the Montrouge area on the night of the attacks.

Abdeslam is the subject of a massive manhunt in both France and Belgium, suspected of playing at least a logistical role in the coordinated shooting and suicide bombings that
took place on November 13.

The lawyer of one of the men who has been charged on suspicion of helping Abdeslam escape to Brussels after the carnage, said the key suspect 'may have been ready to

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