Just yesterday, a hunt was launched for several newly-identified or named terrorists – one thought to be the bomb maker and one a driver during the Paris attacks of November 13th. A third entered Europe as a ‘refugee’ via Greece.
Experts are already saying that today’s attacks in Brussels are likely to be linked to Paris – many of the Paris attackers were from Molenbeek in Brussels.
The bomb maker was only identified after the arrest and capture of Salah Abdeslam (pictured above) on Friday. He planned to be a suicide bomber during the Paris attack before changing his mind and going on the run. His lawyer has now said he may become an informer.
The DNA of Najim Laachraoui, 24, was found on two explosive belts – one used at the Bataclan theatre and the other at the Stade de France – and also in a Brussels apartment that was used as a bomb factory.