Brussels police find 15 kg of explosives after attacks

Police investigating the Brussels attacks found 15 kilograms (33 pounds) of TATP high explosives and a mass of bomb-making material during searches in the Schaerbeek district of the Belgian capital, the federal prosecutor says.

Frederic van Leeuw says police also found 150 liters (40 US gallons) of acetone, detonators, bags filled with nails plus other equipment used to make bombs of the type used in the attacks that killed 31 people and wounded another 270.

TATP high explosives have been used extensively by Islamic State jihadists.


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