Explosives Used in Brussels Linked to Paris Attacks, Experienced Bomb-Maker

© AFP 2022 / THOMAS SAMSONA woman leaves a bouquet of flowers in the Belgian national colours next to a French national flag with the lettering 'Paris - Brussels - Solidarity' at the fence of the Belgian embassy in Paris on March 22, 2016
A woman leaves a bouquet of flowers in the Belgian national colours next to a French national flag with the lettering 'Paris - Brussels - Solidarity' at the fence of the Belgian embassy in Paris on March 22, 2016 - Sputnik International
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The bombs which exploded across Belgium apparently contained the TATP explosive, which is linked to Daesh, and is said to be the mark of an experienced bomb maker.

Perpetrators of the Brussels attacks may have used Acetone peroxide (TATP) as the explosive in their bombs, Belgian newspaper De Standaard reported.

TATP was the same explosive used by Daesh terrorists in Paris, along with other attacks perpetrated by the group. Traces of the material were found, linked to investigations of alleged Daesh leader in the region, Salah Abdeslam.

"It looks like that the terrorists have again used the TATP explosive, the same kind as in the attacks in Paris," Belgian newspaper De Standaard reported.

People gather around a makeshift memorial at Place de la Bourse (Beursplein) following attacks in Brussels on March 22, 2016 - Sputnik International
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The use of TATP bombs suggests that the bomb-maker is highly skilled, Peter Bergen, director of the National Securities Studies Program at the New America Foundation, was recently cited by the New York Times as saying.

At least 34 people were killed and more than 200 were injured by a series of terrorist attacks at the Brussels airport and a subway station adjacent to several European Union headquarters buildings.

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