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2nd Brussels airport bomber identified as Najim Laachraoui

The second suicide bomber who blew himself up at Brussels airport has been identified as Najim Laachraoui, police sources tell AFP.

Khalid El Bakraoui, Ibrahim El Bakraoui and Najim Laachraoui in a photo distributed by Belgian authorities. (Belgian Federal Police)
(Left to right) Khalid El Bakraoui, Ibrahim El Bakraoui and Najim Laachraoui in a photo distributed by Belgian authorities. (Belgian Federal Police)

Moroccan-born Laachraoui’s DNA was found on explosives used in the November 13 Paris attacks as well as at an apartment in Brussels where bomb-making equipment and a fingerprint from Salah Abdeslam — prime suspect in the Paris attacks — had been found in December.

The blasts in Brussels occurred four days after Abdeslam’s arrest.

Prosecutors have said Laachraoui “traveled to Syria in February 2013,” and was registered under a false name at the border between Austria and Hungary last September.

AFP

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