Brussels attack: Fayçal Cheffou tagged as mastermind

Brussels, Mar. 27 (ANI): The Belgian prosecutors have charged a man identified as Fayçal Cheffou as the prime accused in the suicide bomb attacks on the Brussels airport and metro that killed 31 people and injured 340 others.

The suspect was officially identified as Faycal C but named by sources close to the inquiry as Cheffou, who described himself as a an independent journalist but it was not certain if he had ever in fact worked as a journalist,reports Guardian.

Cheffou faces charges of participation in a terrorist group, terrorist killings and attempted terrorist killings.

The Belgian authorities did not confirm whether he was the “man in the hat” captured on CCTV at Brussels airport alongside bombers Ibrahim el-Bakraoui and Najim Laachraoui.

The Belgian media reported that his elder brother had been

The mayor of Brussels, Yvan Mayeur, told Le Soir newspaper that Cheffou had been detained several times at a park where he sought to encourage asylum seekers camped there to turn to radical extremism. (ANI)

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