BRUSSELS -- Two of the attackers involved in the wave of shooting in Paris on Friday came from Brussels, Belgian public broadcaster RTBF said on Sunday, quoting the federal prosecutor's office.

In a short statement on its website, RTBF said "two of the assailants" were from Brussels.

Belgian police at the weekend have carried out a series of searches focused on the Molenbeek district of Brussels and prosecutors said they were investigating a connection with a Belgian hire care found in Paris near the scene of the deadliest of the attacks.