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Two charged with “terrorist murder” over Brussels attacks


Two more people have been charged with “terrorist murder” offences in relation to the Brussels attacks.

Prosecutors identified the men as Smail F and Ibrahim F. Local reports say they are brothers.

The two were charged by Belgian police investigating the 22 March Brussels bombings, after they were linked to a safe house said to have been used by two of the attackers to hide from authorities. The house in Avenue des Casernes was raided on Saturday but no explosives or weapons were found.

A police raid on Friday also led to the arrests of two other attackers connected with the bombings.

Three suicide bombers killed 32 people at Brussels international airport and Maelbeek metro station.

“They are charged with participation in the activities of a terrorist group, terrorist murders and attempts to commit terrorist murders, as a perpetrator, co-perpetrator or accomplice,” prosecutors said in a statement.

In a seperate incident, Belgian police detained four men in Brussels raids over the weekend. The men were charged with participating in ‘terrorist murders’ and the ‘activities of a terrorist group’ in relation to the Brussels attacks.

One of the alleged attackers, Mohamed Abrini, has also been charged in relation to the Paris attacks, prosecutors said.

Abrini has acknowledged being the ‘man in the hat’ spotted alongside the two suicide bombers who detonated bombs at Brussels Airport, officials said.

CCTV surveillance footage has also placed him in the convoy with the attackers who headed to Paris ahead of the November 13 massacre.

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