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Posted: November 15, 2015

Paris terror attacks: 5 things to know about Ismael Omar Mostefai

A person is being evacuated after a shooting, outside the Bataclan theater in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers, soccer fans and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed over 100 people in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A person is being evacuated after a shooting, outside the Bataclan theater in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers, soccer fans and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed over 100 people in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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A French official has named one of the suicide bombers involved in Friday's terror attacks in Paris, multiple media outlets are reporting.

According to CNN and Le Monde, French Parliament member Jean-Pierre Gorges, mayor of Chartres, said one of the dead attackers was Ismael Omar Mostefai. 

Here's what we know so far:

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1. He was identified after authorities found part of his finger near the Bataclan, according to the BBC. At least 89 of the 129 people who died in the attacks were at the concert venue, The Associated Press reports.

2. Investigators reportedly have detained six of his family members. They haven't been arrested or charged with any crime, according to CNN.

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3. The 29-year-old had a history of petty crime from 2004-2010, according to news outlets. Le Monde reports that he was convicted eight times but did not go to jail. 

4. He was from France. The BBC reports that the Courcouronnes native lived in Chartres until 2012 and frequented a mosque in the nearby town of Luce. 

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5. He may have been "radicalized" in 2010. According to USA Today, authorities became aware of him that year. Officials are also investigating whether he visited Syria in 2014.

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