Belgium Charges Two More Suspects in March 22 Terrorist Bombingsby
Belgian authorities charged two more suspects in the March 22 terrorist bombings that killed more than 30 people in Brussels.
The suspects, identified as Smail F., born in 1984, and Ibrahim F., born in 1988, were charged on Monday with participation in activities of a terrorist group, terrorist murders and attempts to commit terrorist murders, as a perpetrator, co-perpetrator or accomplice, the federal prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday in a statement.
“There are indications they can be linked to the rental of the address Avenue des Casernes in Etterbeek,” the prosecutor’s office said. That residence was a suspected safe house used ahead of the suicide bombings that struck the Brussels airport and a downtown subway station on March 22.
The new charges came after Mohamed Abrini confessed to being part of the airport attacks after he was arrested in Brussels on Friday. Abrini and Salah Abdeslam, who was apprehended before the Brussels bombings, were part of the terrorist cell that carried out the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris that killed 130, according to the authorities.