France to seek extradition of 'mastermind' behind Jewish restaurant attack

Zuhair Mohamad Hassan Khalid al-Abassi, arrested in Jordan on June 1st, is wanted over 1982 Paris attack that left six people dead and 22 injured.

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The suspected mastermind of an attack on a Paris Jewish restaurant in 1982 that left six people dead and 22 injured has been arrested, officials in Amman and Paris confirmed on Wednesday. The man, Zuhair Mohammed Hassan Khalid al-Abbasi, 62, was taken into custody on June 1. French authorities are set to seek his extradition, reports RFI.