Police of Brussels-bi-Bi-si have confirmed that during the operation arrested one of the main suspects on the case about the attacks in Paris Salah Abdeslam. According to the same reports, he was wounded in the leg.

Earlier on Friday, the Belgian Prosecutor's office was informed that the fingerprints and DNA of Salah Abdeslam were discovered during a search of his apartment in Brussels.

Belgian authorities had earlier acknowledged that the quiet working of the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek was "the political capital of Islam in continental Europe".

Four organizers of the November terrorist attacks in Paris lived in Molenbeek.

According to many observers, the arrest of Salah Abdeslam can become a major event in the international fight against terrorism. He is the last of the survivors of the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015. According to some, he was among the main organizers of the attack.

It is also reported that the Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel and French President Francois Hollande will act soon with a joint statement on Belgian television.