AP Exclusive: Dead Brussels gunman sought IS suicide mission

March 19, 2016 9:05 AM

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PARIS – The Algerian gunman newly linked to the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris after being killed by police joined the Islamic State group in 2014 and said he wanted to die as a suicide bomber, bypassing the choice to be a fighter.

Previously unknown to authorities, Mohamed Belkaid was shot to death Tuesday in a raid that led to fugitive Salah Abdeslam.

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