Brussels attack: Police uncover more explosives while on hunt for 'third suspect'

Brussels: More explosive devices were reportedly found on Tuesday as police raided homes throughout Belgium in a desperate manhunt for the third suspect believed to have survived the coordinated bombings in Brussels, where at least 34 people were killed, a media report said.

Special operations police take positions during a raid in Brussels on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Belgian police launched an anti-terror raid linked to last year's Paris attacks in a Brussels neighborhood on Tuesday. A police official, who requested anonymity because the operation was still ongoing, said the exact circumstances of the incident were still unclear, and that several police officers were injured. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Representational image. AP

The Belgian authorities identified two supsects -- Mohamed Abrinin, 31, and Najim Laachraoui, 24, who they said are accomplices of Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam.

Belgian federal prosecutors said the search of a home in the Brussels neighbourhood of Schaerbeek "led to the discovery of an explosive device containing among other things nails", Foxnews reported on Wednesday.

Investigators have also found chemical products and an Islamic State flag.

Two explosions in Brussels airport and one at a Metro station left 34 people killed and over 200 injured.

IANS


Updated Date: Mar 23, 2016 12:10 PM

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