Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Brussels Bombers Identified: 2 Brothers & 1 Paris Attacker [PHOTO]

TWO brothers have been identified as the suicide bombers who blew themselves up in a Brussels airport yesterday as a third suspect believed to be the chief bomb maker is revealed as an accomplice Paris attacker of Salah Abdeslam.

A woman injured in the blast at Brussels airport
Khalid and Brahim El Bakraoui were already known to Belgian authorities, according to Belgian media.

Belgian police have also named Najim Laachraoui as the third suspect and chief bomb maker who fled the scene after the deadly blasts.

Laachraoui is also suspected of being an accomplice of Paris terrorist Salah Abdeslam who was arrested last week.

It is believed the trio had nail bombs hidden in suitcases.

Belgian police have been reluctant to link Abdeslam's arrest to yesterday's attacks - despite the Paris attacker telling authorities he intended to carry out more attacks in the Belgian capital.

Khalid and Brahim El Bakraoui, aged 27 and 30, were already being searched for by police, according to Belgian newspaper DH.

The El Bakraoui brothers are also suspected of having links with the terrorist network involved with the Paris attacks which killed 130 people on November 13.

Khalid is suspected of having used a false identity to rent an apartment in the Brussels district of Forest.

It has emerged Belgian police have been searching for the El Bakraoui brothers for a week.

One brother was being pursued for terrorism offences, the other for a detention sentence.


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