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Sorrow, anger as Belgians mourn

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 01:19

There is sorrow and anger as Belgians mourn in the aftermath of the worst attacks in their country's history. Rough Cut - Subtitled (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Brussels residents gathered on Saturday outside the city's stock exchange building where a makeshift memorial of flowers and candles has been created for those killed in the suicide bombings by Islamic State. Thirty-one people were killed and more than 270 wounded when suicide bombers attacked the country's airport and a metro station during rush hour on Tuesday (March 22). Four days later, there remains anger and sorrow among residents in Brussels who have been gathering at the capital's Place de la Bourse where flowers, candles and messages are laid. "There is a feeling that life goes on but it's weighing on our heart. I was impressed when walking from the Grand Place to come here, at about 50 meters from here, it is all silence and calm. I told my daughter, there is such a terrible weight here of emotion that I felt very strongly," said Catherine who came to the memorial with her daughters. "We expected it, let's not be naive, we could see it coming. I have a lot of French friends and with all that is going on, it was certain we would be the next ones on the list. So I had to be there," said Carlos, a Belgian citizen of Chilean origin. On Saturday, Belgian federal prosecutors said they had charged three men, including a suspect Belgian media believe is a man captured on security footage with two suicide bombers at Brussels airport . This man, named only as Faycal C and who media say was the man wearing a hat and a light jacket in the picture at the airport, was charged with taking part in the activities of a terrorist group and actual and attempted terrorist murder. The prosecutor's statement said no weapons or explosives had been found during a search of his home. Two other men, Aboubakar A. and Rabah N., were also charged with terrorist activities and membership of a terrorist group. Rabah N. was wanted in connection with a related raid in France this week that authorities say foiled an apparent attack plot. Prosecutors also said they were holding a further man, Abderamane A., for an extra 24 hours. He was detained following a series of raids after this week's bomb blasts. Nine people in total have been arrested since Thursday (March 24) in Belgium and two in Germany, as European authorities swoop on Islamic State militants they link to the bombings at the airport and the metro in Brussels that killed 31 people and to the attacks in Paris last November that killed 130. The brother of one of the two suicide bombers who died at the airport killed himself in the bomb on the metro.

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Sorrow, anger as Belgians mourn

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 01:19