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Brussels attacks: Arrests around Europe

Italian policed has captured a man who is wanted by Belgium and suspected of links to the attacks in Brussels. The suspect, named Jamal Eddine Quali, was arrested yesterday (26 March) during an anti-terrorist raid in Bellizzi, a town in the province of Salerno in southern Italy, according to the ANSA news agency.

He is suspected of having provided false documents to three of the terrorists involved in the attacks in Paris and Brussels.

The news agency reports that the man allegedly provided false papers to Najim Laachroui, one of the two suicide bombers at Brussels Airport, Salah Abdeslam, who was captured on 18 March, and Mohamed Belkaïd, who was killed in the raid in Forest on 15 March.

Najim Laachroui was a bombmaker whose DNA was found at the suicide wests used in the terror attacks in Paris.

German police arrested last Thursday and Friday two persons with links to the suicide bombers in Brussels. One of them had been deported from Turkey together with Ibrahim el-Bakraoui, the other suicide bomber at Brussels airport. The other man arrested in Germany had apparently received a text message from Ibrahim brother Khalid, the suicide bomber at Maelbeek metro station.

French police arrested last Thursday a suspected jihadist with links to the Paris attacks. Other suspects are still on the run and searched by police in several countries.

The Brussels Times (Source: Belga)