Ministers offer to quit over Brussels attacks blunders

A woman puts flowers at a makeshift memorial in front of Brussel's Stock Exchange on Place de la Bourse on March 24, 2016, two days after a triple bomb attackBelgian ministers under fire for intelligence failings over the deadly Islamic State suicide attacks on Brussels admitted “errors” and offered to resign Thursday as police hunted two suspects still at large after the bombings. With criticism growing that international security authorities failed to follow links between Tuesday’s bombings and similar attacks that hit France in November, key Paris suspect Salah Abdeslam insisted he was unaware of plans to strike the Belgian capital. Grieving Belgians observed a minute of silence on the third and final day of mourning for the 31 people killed in the attacks on the airport and a metro station in the symbolic heart of Europe, putting security agencies across the continent on edge.

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