Two suspected terrorists named by Belgian police as accomplices to November’s Paris attacks are likely to be the focus of investigations as to who was responsible for the triple blasts at Brussel’s airports and metros, reports The Telegraph.
Najim Laachraoui and Mohamed Abrini are still on the run following police raids that led to the capture of Salah Abdeslam, the lead Paris attacker, in Brussels on Friday. One theory is that they may have launched today’s attacks in Brussels on the assumption that police interrogation of Abdeslam would have given police leads as to their own whereabouts.
Laachraoui, a 24, is thought to have been one of the main bomb-making experts for the Paris attacks, with his DNA found on several suicide vests recovered at the Stade de France and the Bataclan Theatre.
An apprentice welder in his teens, Abrini is thought to have fallen into radical circles from the age of 18. He has a police record for drug offences and petty crime. Read more at The Telegraph.