France, two accomplices in the Brussels attack on 16 October indicted

An investigating judge in Paris has indicted two men, domiciled in the Paris region, “probably linked to the perpetrator of the attack” committed on 16 October in Brussels. This was announced by the National Prosecutor’s Office responsible for anti-terrorism. (WHO WAS THE KILLER)

The arrest

Then, the two were charged with criminal terrorist association and complicity in murder in connection with a terrorist enterprise and then placed in pre-trial detention, the anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office added. The investigations “continue to clarify their links” with the attacker, a 45-year-old radicalized Tunisian, who killed two Swedish citizens in the Belgian capital with a weapon of war.

According to some sources, they are two Tunisian citizens aged around 40 and 50. The youngest, who “has been residing in France for about 20 years”, “formally contests the accusations”, his lawyer, Souleymen Rakrouki, explains to AFP, assuring that his client “has nothing to do with it either closely or indirectly away with the attack”. The Brussels attacker “is a friend he has known for a long time, of whom he had seen no signs of radicalisation. He could never have imagined such a leap into action,” he said. The person responsible for the attack, Abdesalem Lassoued, was killed by Belgian police in a shootout on 17 October.