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Brussels attacker Moroccan, shouted 'Allahu akbar'

Associated Press

Belgian authorities said they foiled a "terror attack" when soldiers shot a suspect in the heart of Brussels after a small explosion at a busy train station Tuesday on a night that continued a week of attacks in the capitals of Europe. Belgian authorities said they foiled a "terror attack" when soldiers shot a suspect in the heart of Brussels after a small explosion at a busy train station Tuesday on a night that continued a week of attacks in the capitals of Europe. Belgian authorities said they foiled a "terror attack" when soldiers shot a suspect in the heart of Brussels after a small explosion at a busy train station Tuesday on a night that continued a week of attacks in the capitals of Europe. Belgian authorities said they foiled a "terror attack" when soldiers shot a suspect in the heart of Brussels after a small explosion at a busy train station Tuesday on a night that continued a week of attacks in the capitals of Europe.


Three suspects arrested after Belgium attacks face terrorism charges

Los Angeles Times

Three suspects detained earlier this week have been officially placed under arrest on suspicion of terrorist activities, prosecutors in Belgium said Saturday, as investigators in this tense capital continue to track down leads from the bombings targeting the airport and metro. Media reports here linked one of the three men to Tuesday's suicide attack at the Brussels airport, but there was no official confirmation from the authorities. A suspect who is believed to have escaped from the airport bombing scene has been the focus of a major police manhunt. At least four Islamist extremists took part in the attacks there and on the metro Tuesday that together killed 31 people and injured more than 250 in the latest terror strikes to stun Europe. Belgian prosecutors did not specify what role any of the three suspects now under arrest may have played in this week's strikes or in any other plots.


Brussels train station explosion being treated as terror attack, suspect dead, officials say - VIDEO: Explosion heard at Brussels train station - VIDEO: Witness describes explosions, fire at train station

FOX News

The central train station in the Belgian capital of Brussels was evacuated Tuesday after an explosion was reported and police shot a suspect wearing an explosive belt who shouted "Allahu Akbar," in what officials described as a foiled "terror attack." Federal prosecutor Eric Van der Sypt said authorities are treating the incident "as a terrorist attack" that was foiled when the suspect was "neutralized." Military has neutralized an individual in #Brussels Central Station. The situation is under control. Prosecutor's spokeswoman Ine Van Wymersch said early Wednesday the suspect had been lying still since soldiers shot him on Tuesday night, adding that medics were unable to attend to him for several hours out of fear he could be carrying explosives.


Brussels train station attacker, who shouted 'Allahu akbar,' identified as Moroccan national

FOX News

The man who attempted to detonate a nail bomb at a Brussels train station and shouted "Allahu akbar" on Tuesday has been identified by Belgian authorities as a 36-year-old Moroccan national. Eric Van der Sypt, Belgium's federal magistrate, said the suspect, identified by his initials O.Z., was not known to investigators for being involved in terror activities but police were aware of him, the New York Times reported. The suspect charged soldiers at Brussels Central Station on Tuesday after his suitcase, containing nails and gas canisters, failed to fully explode, Van der Sypt said. The alleged attacker then shouted "Allahu akbar," Arabic for "God is great," before soldiers shot him dead, the magistrate said. Nobody else was injured in the incident which is being treated as a terror attack.


Brussels seeks suspect, finds Islamic State flag, bombs after airport, metro blasts kill some 35

The Japan Times

BRUSSELS – Belgium launched a huge manhunt Tuesday after a series of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group ripped through Brussels airport and a metro train, killing around 35 people in the latest attack to bring carnage to the heart of Europe. Two huge blasts, both possibly caused by a suicide bomber, hit the check-in hall at Zaventem Airport, strewing the scene with blood and mangled bodies and sending hundreds of terrified travelers fleeing in terror. Belgian authorities released pictures of two of the suspected suicide attackers pushing carts through the terminal and said they were "actively searching" for a third whose bomb failed to go off. The fact that extremists were able to hit high-profile targets in Brussels, Europe's symbolic capital, just months after Islamic State militants killed 130 people in Paris, will raise fresh questions about the continent's ability to cope with the terror threat. It also underscores doubts about how Belgium has allowed extremism to develop unchecked, coming just four days after the dramatic arrest in Brussels of key Paris suspect Salah Abdeslam after four months on the run.