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Belgium confirms brothers were suicide bombers

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 01:21

Belgian police identify two of the suspected suicide bombers in the Brussels blasts, although another suspect remains on the run. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Belgium's federal prosecutor says it was two brothers who carried out the deadly suicide bombings at the airport and metro station in Brussels. The airport bomber has been identified as Ibrahim El Bakraoui, seen here in security cameras before the blast. Police say his brother, Khalid, blew himself up on a subway car at the Maelbeek metro station. He was already wanted by Interpol. The prosecutor says both men had substantial criminal records unrelated to terrorism. The identities of two other men seen with the airport bomber remain unclear and haven't been confirmed by authorities yet. One of them is belived to be a second airport suicide bomber. The other left the airport before the explosions and is still being hunted. Tuesday's dual explosions at the airport and a metro station in the EU capital are being claimed by Islamic State. They left at least 31 people dead and 260 wounded - although officials say the death toll could rise further still as the grim task of identifying all of the victims' body parts continues. The assaults sent shock waves across Europe with authorities racing to review security measures and Islamic State warning of what it calls, "black days" ahead.

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Belgium confirms brothers were suicide bombers

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 01:21