Two people were arrested on Tuesday in Laeken, near Brussels, under the Belgian investigation file on jihadist attacks committed in Paris in November 2015. The information was made public by the Belgian Federal Prosecutor on Wednesday, writes AFP.
The Belgian daily La Derničre Heure (DH) informed on its website that the operation is related to the kamikaze brothers Ibrahim and Khalid El Bakraoui, dead on March 22, after the bombings in Brussels, but according to the Islamic State Grouping they were also involved in Paris attacks on November 13, 2015.
‘During the investigation related to the terrorist attacks of November 2015 in Paris, a magistrate from Brussels specialized on terrorism issues has ordered on Tuesday a searching operation in Brussels (Laeken)’, was stated by the federal Belgian prosecutor in a brief press release.
‘Two people were imprisoned and taken to the federal judicial police in Brussels for a hearing’, added the federal prosecutor in charge of the terrorist investigations in Belgium.
The investigating judge ‘will decide in the next few hours their eventual impeachment and placement under arrest’, said the same source.
According to DH journal, the two are suspected for their logistical support to help Bakraoui brothers’, who blew the airport and metro in Brussels.
Derničre Heure also informed that a French team and a magistrate from Paris accompanied the Belgian police during the search on Tuesday.
The attacks on November 13, 2015, were the bloodiest in the recent history of France, where 130 people died. The Brussels attacks ended with 32 people killed. The investigation established that the two attacks were committed by members of the same grouping.