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IS attacks on Brussels: another intelligence failure

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Two explosions at Brussels airport. Another one at the Maelbeek metro station. At least 34 killed and over 234 injured. It’s the toll of jihadist attack on Belgium capital on March 22. Islamic State claimed responsibility. After French intelligence last November, also Belgian one fails after the capture in Brussels of Salah Abdeslam four days ago.

Two attack at Zaventern airport happened at 8 a.m. on Tuesday. They were located in front of American Airlines check-in. The third one happened at Maelbeek metro station, close to EU buildings one hour later. Two suspected, recorded by closed-circuit TV surveillance, were immediately arrested. While five others are wanted.

Islamic State claimed responsibility on its press news Amaq at once. But, as reported by international media, these attacks on Brussels were planned just a few days ago, after capture of Salah Abdeslam, a prime suspect of Paris attacks.

After Paris, also Brussels went under attack. And, like last November, also three blasts on March 22 marked the failure of European intelligence. Indeed, Belgian government knew that terrorist attacks could be likely, as Belgian prime minister Charles Michel during press conference.

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