Three Daesh suspects of Brussels attacks named

Published March 23rd, 2016 - 08:34 GMT
A screenshot of the suspects in Brussels airport. (Belgian Federal Police/AFP)
A screenshot of the suspects in Brussels airport. (Belgian Federal Police/AFP)

Belgian broadcaster RTBF has named Brussels airport suicide bombers as brothers Khalid and Brahim El Bakraoui, quoting an unnamed source.

The two were Brussels residents and were known to the police; they had criminal records but nothing that linked them previously to extremism.

A third man pictured with the El Bakraouis in the check-in area of the airport just before the blasts has also been named by Belgian newspaper DH. He is said to be Najim Laachraoui, whose name had been mentioned in connection with Salah Abdeslam, the man suspected of being among the attackers in Paris last November and who was arrested in Brussels last week.


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