More Suspects Of Brussels, Paris Deadly Attacks ArrestedLatest News, World News Saturday, April 9th, 2016
BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Four out of the six suspects arrested Friday over the recent attacks in Brussels and Paris have been charged with terrorism.
The suspects include: Mohamed Abrini 31, wanted in connection with the attacks in Paris which killed 130 people November last year.
The prosecutors affirmed that Abrini has admitted to be the “man in the hat” – the third bomber seen in a video clip in the Brussels airport attacks.
It would be recalled a total of 32 people were killed in the airport and a metro station attacks March 22, 2016.
Brussel officials believe the suspects who carried out the Brussels and the Paris attacks belong to the same network backed by so-called Islamic State (IS).
After his fingerprints and DNA were found in two “safe houses” in Brussels, as well as in a car used during the Paris attacks, according to investigators, Abrini, has been ordered to remain in detention by the Belgian judge in charge on the investigation of the deadly attacks.
Other suspects charged alongside with him Saturday were identified as Osama K, Herve BN, and Bilal EM.
They were accused of “participating in terrorist acts” and linked to the Brussels bombings.
Osama K’s details as identified in media reports is of Swedish national and named as Osama Krayem. He, according to investigators was alledgedly the man seen with the suicide bomber at Malbeek metro station just before the attack on March 22, 2016.
The suspect purportedly bought bags used by the two bombers who struck at Zaventem airport on the same day.
The accused is said to have entered Greece from Syria with migrants last year, using a fake Syrian passport. Prosecutors believe he was driven from Germany to Belgium by Paris attacks suspect, Salah Abdeslam in October.
The third suspect, Herve BM, was described as a Rwandan national, while he Bilal EM were both suspected to have offered assistance to Abrini and Osama K.
Abrini, a Belgian national of Moroccan origin, is thought to have been picked in a video clip at a petrol station with Abdeslam two days before the attacks in Paris in November. Similarly, Abdeslam, a Belgian-born French National of Moroccan descent, has been detained in Brussels in March, days before the late March attacks in the Belgian capital.
As the search for more suspects continues, heavily armed police raided Saturday, the Etterbeek area of Brussels. The target of the comb operation was a flat which police suspected is used as haven by the terrorists.
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