- 28 Sep 2016 8:35 AM
Magyar Idők said that Salah Abdeslam, one of the ringleaders, stayed in Hungary on three occasions in the period before the attacks.
During his third time in Hungary, Abdeslam stayed at a hotel located in downtown Rákóczi Street, where police found a copy of the Belgian’s residence permit. Abdeslam used an Audi A6 to transport out of Hungary three men who committed the Bataclan Theatre attack.
They had crossed at the Serbia-Hungary border using false Syrian passports and stayed at a hotel in the Zugló district of Budapest. At Keleti railway station, through a well-known money transfer system, the men got hold of 1,000 euros, the paper said.
The Hungarian authorities, acting on requests by their Belgian and French counterparts, established that ten of the bombers had travelled through Hungary between July and November 2015, it added.
MTI Photo: Kovács Attila
Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.