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Belgian justice minister resigns

Belgian justice minister resigns

Belgian Justice Minister Vincent van Kuykenborn announced his resignation this Friday, October 20, four days after the terrorist attack in Brussels that killed two Swedes.

“I’m not looking for any excuses.” Belgian Justice Minister Vincent van Kuykenborn announced his resignation this Friday, October 20, four days after the terrorist attack in Brussels that claimed the lives of two Swedes.

During a press conference, the latter explained that he was aware that Tunisia had requested the extradition of Abdesalem Lassou, the author of the attack in August 2022. A request was subsequently not processed by the Brussels public prosecutor’s office. “The competent magistrate has not responded to this request and the file has not been processed,” he lamented. “It was a personal, monumental mistake, an unacceptable mistake, with dramatic consequences,” he lamented, before announcing that he “accepts responsibility by resigning.”

A relative of a terrorist arrested in France

Monday evening’s attack near Brussels, just before a football match between Belgium and Sweden, targeted Sweden fans.

The attacker, a terrorist who had his asylum claim rejected and was subject to an order to leave Belgium that was never carried out, killed two of them in cold blood with an automatic rifle. He injured a third before fleeing on a scooter.

The 45-year-old Tunisian was in a cafe in the Brussels commune of Cherbeek on Tuesday morning, where he was fatally wounded by police fire.

The investigation into the attack extended to France. Last Thursday, raid agents arrested a man, east of Nantes (Lower-Atlantic), suspected of receiving a video of demands from the Brussels terrorist, minutes before he went into action.

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