The terror attack in Brussels: Why Belgium is emerging as the biggest jihadi haven in Europe

By First Post.Com


A string of explosions rocked Brussels airport and a city metro station on Tuesday killing at least 26 people according to media reports. Belgium raised its terror threat to the maximum level.

The blasts come days after the dramatic arrest in Brussels on Friday of Salah Abdeslam — prime suspect in the Paris terror attacks that killed 130 people in November 2015, after four months on the run. Soon after the explosions hit the Belgian capital, reports suggested that it was a revenge strike. However, the rumours have not been confirmed; but it is a logical extrapolation.

The reports are suggestive of the fact that the network of Salah Abdeslam is still functioning. Abdeslam’s arrest has been touted as one of the key arrests. Despite Abdeslam’s arrest, who was touted as one of the key arrests from the Islamic State network, the group continues to terrorise,  mobilise and polarise with violence.

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