Report: Second man arrested in Brussels named as Swedish national

A second man arrested in Brussels on Friday has been identified as Osama Krayem, a Swedish national who allegedly bought the bags used for suicide bombs in last month's attack on Brussels airport, the Belgian broadcasters RTBF and VRT report.

"We refer all queries to the Belgian authorities," said Sirpa Franzen spokeswoman for Swedish security police Sapo.

The DNA of Krayem, who has also gone under the name of Naim al-Hamed, was also found in the apartment that the airport attackers had set off from, according to RTBF and VRT.

Last update: Fri, 08/04/2016 - 20:55

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