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    Sweden gives Belgium evidence from the March 2016 attacks


    The Swedish justice department decided to give Belgium six pieces of evidence gathered at Malmö, which is where one of the main suspects in the Brussels attacks grew up. This was revealed by the Prosecutor’s office.

    As part of a cooperation agreement between the Belgian and Swedish justice departments to look into the Brussels attacks, the Malmö tribunal decided to give Belgian authorities four mobile phones and two laptops. This information comes from the Prosecutor in charge of the case, Hans Ihrman.

    The six devices were taken from Malmö on Wednesday, at Mr Ihrman’s request.

    “They are important to the investigation”, he said. He did not say how they were linked to Osama Krayem, 28.

    The Swedish national of Syrian origin was arrested in Brussels on the 8th of April. He is suspected of buying bags used in the attacks on Brussels airport and the metro. 32 people were killed in the attacks on the 22nd of March 2016.

    He was seen with the metro kamikaze Khalid El Bakraoui on CCTV a few minutes before the attacks.

    He has been held in Belgium since his arrest. Krayem is thought to be a link between the groups that attacked Paris on the 13th of November 2015 and Brussels four months later. He is a suspect in both cases.

    Maria Novak (Source: Belga)