MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Tuesday, two suicide attacks took place at the Brussels Airport departure hall in the northeastern municipality of Zaventem and another explosion inside a subway carriage at the Maelbeek station near EU institutions. At least 31 people were killed and 300 were injured in the attacks.
On Wednesday, Belgian Federal Prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw identified the Maelbeek suicide bomber as Khalid Bakraoui, and said his brother Ibrahim was one of two perpetrators of the blasts in Zaventem. Both of the brothers are believed to have been killed in the airport blast.
Some reports have suggested that the third man in surveillance images could be Najim Laachraoui, a suspect in the deadly Paris attacks that took the lives of 130 people and injured some 350 in November 2015.
The Islamic State jihadist group, outlawed in many countries including Russia, has claimed responsibility both for the Paris and Brussels attacks.
The Brussels attacks came days after police arrested Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in the Paris attacks.