Belgium releases sole suspect charged over Brussels attacks

Police officers take part in an operation in Schaerbeek, Brussels, late on March 24, 2016Belgium on Monday freed the sole suspect charged over last week’s Islamic State attacks in Brussels due to a lack of evidence, raising fresh questions about the handling of the case by under-fire Belgian authorities. Prosecutors had charged the man identified as Faycal C on Saturday with offences including “terrorist murder”, and had been investigating the theory that he was a third airport attacker who fled when his bomb failed to go off. Police earlier Monday released CCTV footage of a third suspect in the March 22 Zaventem airport attack, the so-called “man in the hat” seen with two other men who blew themselves up.

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