Belgium: Police release video of third airport attacker

    Belgium: Police release video of third airport attacker

    March 28, Brussels: Belgian police on Monday released new CCTV footage of the third suspect whose bomb failed to go off at Brussels airport in last week’s attack.

    The footage shows the man wearing a hat and white jacket pushing a trolley with a large bag through the departure hall, next to suicide bombers Ibrahim El Bakraoui and Najim Laachraoui, according to reports.

    Meanwhile, the Belgian Crisis Centre said it had revised the death toll up to 35 after four people died of their injuries in hospital.

    Prosecutors are still working on the theory that the so-called “man in the hat” is Faycal Cheffou, who has been charged with terrorist offences in relation to the airport attack, a source close to the inquiry told AFP.

    Investigators have not commented on reports in the Belgian media that the third airport attacker is Faycal Cheffou, a freelance journalist who was arrested last Thursday outside the prosecutor's office.

    A prosecutor's statement said that on Saturday a man named Faycal C was charged with "participation in the activities of a terrorist group, terrorist murders and attempted terrorist murders."

    Separately, three men were charged on Monday with belonging to a terrorist group.

    The three, whose names were given as Yassine A, Mohamed B and Aboubaker O, were arrested during raids on 13 addresses on Sunday. A fourth man was released without charge.

    The attacks were claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS).

    The Oslo Times


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