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Brussels attacks: Terror suspect Najim Laachraoui arrested

Earlier On Wednesday, Belgium Pressed A Huge Manhunt After Islamic State Bombers Attacked Brussels Airport And A Metro Train, Killing Around 35 People And Wounding Hundreds As Jihadists Once Again Struck At The Heart Of Europe.

PTI | Updated on: 23 Mar 2016, 04:19:15 PM
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Brussels:

The suspect wearing a hat and seen in the picture of the three suspects released earlier on Wednesday, has been identified as Najim Laachraoui and has been arrested in connection with the Brussels airport attack. Earlier on Wednesday, Belgium pressed a huge manhunt after Islamic State bombers attacked Brussels airport and a metro train, killing around 35 people and wounding hundreds as jihadists once again struck at the heart of Europe.

Two massive suicide blasts by men with bombs in their bags hit Zaventem Airport, leaving blood and mangled bodies strewn across the check-in hall and sending terrified travellers fleeing.

Belgian authorities had released pictures of two of the suspects pushing trolleys with their bombs through the terminal and said they were “actively searching” for a third man whose explosives did not to go off.

Landmarks from the Eiffel Tower in Paris to Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate were lit up in the black, yellow and red of Belgium’s national flag in solidarity.

US President Barack Obama vowed to stand with Belgium in the face of the “outrageous” attacks and ordered US flags flown at half mast, while the FBI and New York police said they would send investigators to help.

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First Published : 23 Mar 2016, 04:07:00 PM

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