Arrests made in connection with Brussels terror attacks, prosecutor’s office says

Posted at 11:31 AM, Apr 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-08 11:31:08-04

Several arrests have been made in the investigation of last month’s deadly terror attacks in Brussels, the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office announced Friday.

The office did not name the suspects or give any other information.

The March 22 attacks on Brussels’ Maelbeek metro station and the city’s airport killed 32 people, authorities said.

Even before last month’s carnage, Belgium was a focal point in the fight against terror.

Brussels’ Molenbeek neighborhood, in particular, had developed a reputation as a hotbed for jihadists. Several of those involved in November’s terror attacks in Paris, which killed 130 people, had lived in the Belgian capital.

ISIS claimed responsibility for both the attacks in Brussels as well as those in Paris.