Up to 20 people behind Paris attacks: Top House Republican

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Posted: Nov 17, 2015 11:47 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee said as many as 20 people could be behind the Paris attacks, he said on Tuesday.

"We believe that there's a wider conspiracy net," Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican, told CNN in an interview. He said he did not have an exact number, but "there are a lot of other individuals involved."

Investigators have said eight attackers carried out the attacks in Paris on Friday night, and so far seven arrests have been made.

(Reporting by Megan Cassella; Editing by Susan Heavey)