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Brothers linked to Brussels safe house charged with terrorism

By Andrew V. Pestano
Security has been increased throughout Brussels after 32 people were killed in Islamic State bombings targeting an airport and subway station in March. Two more men have been arrested in connection to the attacks, officials said on Monday. Photo by Diego Ravier/UPI | License Photo | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/5fdc8ecd6b8de83e4a51cd817eb7d488/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Security has been increased throughout Brussels after 32 people were killed in Islamic State bombings targeting an airport and subway station in March. Two more men have been arrested in connection to the attacks, officials said on Monday. Photo by Diego Ravier/UPI | License Photo | License Photo

BRUSSELS, April 12 (UPI) -- Belgian police investigating terror attacks in Brussels said Tuesday two men face terrorism charges related to the deadly explosions.

The men -- identified by reports as brothers Smail F. and Ibrahim F. -- were arrested Saturday and are allegedly connected to a safe house used by two of the Brussels bombing suspects in the central Etterbeek area of the city.

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"They are charged with participation in the activities of a terrorist group, terrorist murders and attempts to commit terrorist murders, as a perpetrator, co-perpetrator or accomplice," prosecutors said in a statement.

On March 22, three suicide bombers detonated devices at a Brussels airport and subway station, killing at least 32 people. Two other suspected bombers were arrested Friday, identified as Mohamed Abrini and Osama Krayem.

Abrini confessed to being the third man seen in surveillance footage at the airport who left without detonating his device, while Krayem, a Swedish national, is believed to have been seen with the subway station bomber before the attack.

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