Belgium denies Paris attacks bombmaker arrested over Brussels offensive

Belgian media withdraws a report that a prime suspect in the attacks in Brussels Tuesday, Najim Laachraoui, has been arrested.

Reports indicate that a man has been arrested in connection with the attacks, but that the man isn’t Laachraoui, who is also suspected as the bombmaker in the terror attacks in Paris last year. The identity of the man arrested isn’t immediately clear.

Meanwhile, the chief executive of the Brussels airport says it will remain closed Thursday.

“There will be no passenger flights into and out of Brussels airport tomorrow March 24,” Arnaud Feist says in a tweet as the probe into the attacks continued.

— with AFP

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