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Belgium charges man in connection with attacks in Brussels

Started by tac, March 25, 2016, 11:02:13 PM

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Belgium charges man in connection with attacks in Brussels

Michael Birnbaum, Griff Witte

BRUSSELS — Belgian authorities announced Saturday that they had charged a man in connection with this week's suicide bombings who they believe participated in the attacks.

The man, identified by a European official as Fayçal Cheffou, appeared before a judge after he was detained Thursday night while sitting in a car in front of the Belgian prosecutor's office.

Belgian security officials have been seeking a man captured in an airport surveillance video Tuesday, minutes before dual suicide blasts hit. The images captured three men walking together, but only two are believed to have died in the blasts. The third has been believed to be at large after depositing an explosives-laden suitcase in the departures terminal.

Prosecutors did not say whether Cheffou — whom they identified only as "Fayçal C." — was the third man. Belgium's Le Soir newspaper reported that he was, citing an unidentified source, who said that a taxi driver who took the attackers to the airport the morning of the attack positively identified him.


How many more of these savages are involved and what do they have planned for future attacks?