Why is a Belgian - Moroccan suburb linked to the Paris attacks?

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The suburb of Molenbeek, in which the three perpetrators of the Paris attacks were residing, is one of the areas of the capital Brussels, and is one of its 19 municipalities.

This neighborhood is located to the west of the old part of the city, and was named like this due to the presence of a water stream and a windmill was built on one of its banks.

The residents of the neighborhood are a mixture of speakers in French, Dutch, Moroccan, and Turkish whereas most of its population is immigrants from Moroccan and Turkish origins. Some people called it Kandahar of Belgium as it is related to many people involved in serious terrorist operations as the bombings that hit Madrid in 2004 because most members of the cell which carried out the operation were living in this neighborhood.

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