Brussels attacks: Main suspect ‘Najim Laachraoui’ arrested

London, Mar. 23 (ANI): The main culprit in the twin bomb attacks in Brussels that killed at least 31 people has been arrested.

Najim Laachraoui, one of three men captured on the CCTV camera wheeling loaded luggage trolleys through the capital’s Zaventem airport, was detained in Anderlecht, west of the capital, after an intensive manhunt, reports Guardian.

The news came after two of the suspected suicide bombers, who blew themselves up in the attacks at the airport and the central Maelbeek metro station were named by the state broadcaster, RTBF, as brothers Khalid and Ibrahim el-Bakraoui.

A day earlier, the Belgian authorities identified a man suspected of being an accomplice of Abdeslam and enlisted the public’s help in finding him.

The man was identified as 24-year-old Belgian citizen Najim Laachraoui, who went to Syria in February 2013.

Laachraoui, using the name Soufiane Kayal, was one of two men using fake Belgian identification cards.

The airport is still closed. Some bus, subway and tram lines were operating with limited stops, while others were still shut down.

Security forces were monitoring access to the subway network. (ANI)

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