Third Brussels airport bomber captured

The third terrorist who took part in the Islamic State (ISIS) bombing of a Brussels airport on Tuesday has been caught on Wednesday, according to reports in Belgium.

The terrorist, identified by authorities as Najim Laachraoui, is said to have been wanted by police ever since the ISIS attacks in Paris last November in which 130 victims were murdered.

He was arrested by special forces in Anderlecht, a suburb to the southwest of Brussels, according to RTL.

Laachraoui was caught on security cameras Tuesday morning arriving with suicide bombers Khalid and Brahim El Bakraoui at the Zaventem Airport in Brussels.

He walked around the airport with them as the three pushed baggage carts, and then left after setting an explosive that failed to detonate.

The El Bakraoui brothers conducted twin suicide bombings, and a total of 34 people were murdered in their attack as well as in an additional bombing an hour later at the Maalbeek metro station located right near the EU headquarters. Around 200 other victims were wounded.

Laachraoui is believed to have been the bomb maker for the assault on Brussels.

Belgium is currently observing three days of national mourning. The US on Wednesday issued travel warnings on Europe, advising that terror groups are planning more attacks in the near future according to intelligence information.


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