: AFP: Belgium charges two new Brussels attacks suspects

11:25 Apr. 12, 2016

AFP: Belgium charges two new Brussels attacks suspects

Police stand guard as terror suspect Salah Abdeslam's case appears in court at a justice building in Brussels, April 7, 2016 (AP Photo)

Belgium charges new suspects in Brussels bombing

Belgium has charged two new suspects with terrorist offences in connection with last month's deadly Brussels airport and metro attacks, the federal prosecutor's office said Tuesday (April 12).

Watch also Belgium to extradite Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam to France

A statement said Smail F. and Ibrahim F. were "charged with participation in the activities of a terrorist group, terrorist murders and attempts to commit terrorist murders."

The prosecutor said there were "indications" the two men could be linked at an address in the Avenue des Casernes in the Etterbeek district of Brussels which was raided last week.

Watch also Brussels' rundown district becomes hotbed for radicalism

At the time, police said they found nothing at the address but reports later suggested that two men, one of whom later blew himself up in the Maalbeek metro station, may have stayed there or used it.

The second man, later identified by the authorities as Oasama K., was apparently also carrying a bomb but for reasons unknown did not go through with the attack.

Watch also Extradition of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam could take weeks: Lawyer

Three suicide bombers -- two at the aiport and one at the metro station in central Brussels -- killed 32 people in Belgium's worst terror attack which claimed by the Islamic State group.

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