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Brahim Abdeslam, 31, walked into Comptoir Voltaire brasserie at 9:40 p.m. on what was a Friday night, looking very tense before he covered his eyes with his hand and blew himself up, a clip retrieved from the restaurant CCTV shows.
Abdeslam, who was a French passport holder raised in Brussels, looked quite afraid when detonating his suicide belt. The video shows him blowing up as he pressed the finger to the trigger and the upper and lower half of his body separating, before getting obscured in a cloud of smoke.
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Although people sitting at the restaurant managed to escape with minor injuries, not much of the attacker’s body was left intact, so much so that forensic authorities had to rely on a tiny piece of his finger for identification purposes.
On Sunday, the French M6 channel broadcasted the footage on the “Zone Interdite” (Forbidden Zone) program, after which it was published in French media.
The horrific incident was part of a series of attacks on Paris by ISIS on Nov. 13, 2015, that killed more than 130 people across various venues via suicide bombings and mass shootings, leaving many injured.
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