The jihadist commando who attacked Brussels Airport on March 22nd, 2016 may have particularly targeted Americans and no doubt Jews. AFP (Agence France Presse) has learned this from corroborative sources, informed of the investigation carried out in Belgium. When contacted by Agence Belga, the Public Prosecutor’s Office made no comment as to this evidence.
On March 22nd, around 8 a.m., Ibrahim El Bakraoui and Najim Laachraoui let off bombs in the middle of a group of passengers assembled at the airport check-in desks, killing 16 people.
The number of casualties doubled an hour later with the explosion caused by a further suicide bomber, Khalid El Bakraoui, Ibrahim’s brother in a metro station, close to the European institutions.
There were at least 16 nationalities counted amongst the 32 deaths of this dual attack on Brussels, which the organisation Islamic State claimed responsibility for, and around forty of the 400 people within the vicinity of the attacks were injured. However, at the airport the commando attackers had “fairly specific targets.”
These attackers wished to target the Americans, and it seems Jews as well, an undercover investigator explained to AFP. The latter spoke, in particular of relying upon video images produced in the airport departure hall.
These images, in particular, show one of the suicide bombers “seeming to head at speed for two Orthodox Jews” in traditional Jewish attire.
Another source, within the American administration, confirmed this relatively precise target “from American Russian and Israeli check-in desk,” thus passengers waiting for flights to these countries.
The Brussels Times