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.


Six people arrested in Brussels after terror attacks

The Japan Times

BRUSSELS – Six people were arrested Thursday in a series of police raids in Brussels, federal prosecutors said, two days after jihadi attacks in the Belgian capital left 31 dead. Three of the suspects were detained "outside the door of the federal prosecutor's office" a spokesman said. Two others were arrested in the Belgian capital and the sixth was detained in Jette, on the outskirts. Brussels, home to the headquarters of the European Union and NATO, is still reeling from bombings at the airport and a subway station on Tuesday morning claimed by the Islamic State group. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was due to arrive in Brussels on Friday in a show of solidarity, during which he will pay tribute to the victims at the airport and hold meetings with EU officials.