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Six People Arrested in Brussels after Bomb Attacks

Six People Arrested in Brussels after Bomb Attacks
Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:55:36

Six people were arrested Thursday in a series of police raids in Brussels, federal prosecutors said, two days after terrorist attacks in the Belgian capital left 31 dead.

The arrests come as Belgian ministers under fire for intelligence failings over Tuesday’s Islamic State (ISIS / Daesh / ISIL) claimed suicide blasts admitted “errors” and offered to quit.

Prime Minister Charles Michel refused to accept the resignations of the interior and justice ministers, who have been severely criticized for allowing the attackers — at least three of whom were known to authorities — to slip through the net.

Hundreds of people gathered late into the night at the Place de la Bourse in Brussels to mourn the victims of the suicide attacks on the city’s airport and metro on Tuesday.

“Our love for Brussels is stronger than terror,” read a banner held by a young couple.

Led by King Philippe, Belgians also observed a minute of silence on the third and final day of mourning for the 31 people killed and 300 injured in attacks.

Harrowing new footage of the moments after the Zaventem airport attack meanwhile emerged on Belgian television, showing a lone baby left crying in the wreckage next to the lifeless body of a woman, AFP reported.

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