Belgium names suicide bomber brothers as nation mourns

Belgian brothers Khalid (left) and Ibrahim El Bakraoui were identified as two of the suicide bombers who struck BrusselsBelgium said on Wednesday that two brothers with links to the Paris attacks were among the suicide bombers who struck Brussels, as mourners observed a minute’s silence for victims of the carnage. Hundreds of people gathered in a historic city square applauding and chanting “We love Belgium” in an emotional tribute to the 31 people killed and 270 injured in Tuesday’s blasts at Brussels airport and a metro train. Prosecutors identified Ibrahim El Bakraoui as one of two men who blew themselves up in the Zaventem airport departure hall while his brother Khalid struck at the Maalbeek metro station in the attacks on the symbolic heart of Europe.

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