BRUSSELS – Belgium is observing three days of mourning following Tuesday’s terror attacks.
The country will hold a minute’s silence for the victims at midday (11:00GMT) on Wednesday.
May God give a larger share of blessings these Holy Days to Bussels and to Belgium. Forgive those who did deed! https://t.co/neUBl8kdF6
— Candy Wilson (@myatt51905) March 23, 2016
Meanwhile it has emerged that the two suicide bombers who carried out the attacks in Brussels airport on Tuesday were brothers Khalid and Brahim El Bakraoui, Brussels residents known to the police for crime, the RTBF public broadcaster said, quoting an unnamed source.
Khalid, under a false name, had rented the flat in the Forest borough of the Belgian capital where police killed a gunman in a raid last week, RTBF said.
Investigators found after that raid an Islamic State flag, an assault rifle, detonators and a fingerprint of Paris attacks prime suspect Salah Abdeslam, who was arrested three days later.Both brothers have a criminal records, but have not been linked by the police to terrorism until now, RTBF said.
— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) March 23, 2016
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks in Brussels, but Belgium has a long history of jihadi networks: https://t.co/U3Q5OOGhCi
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) March 23, 2016