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Brussels bombers were plotting UK attack: Report

PTI 12 Apr 2016, 21:40:09 PM IST

London: New information retrieved from the laptop of one of the suicide bombers involved in the Brussels terror attack last month has revealed that Britain was also on their hit list.

Files from the computer of Ibrahim El Bakraoui, who blew himself up at Brussels airport, show he discussed plans with foreign contacts to launch an attack on the UK, French media reports said today.

The ‘Parisien’ newspaper quoted an intelligence source as saying that “other European countries” besides Belgium were in the bombers’ sights, and that “Great Britain is also mentioned as a potential target”.

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The bomber referred to striking Britain, the La Défense business district in Paris, and the ultra-conservative Catholic organisation, Civitas, in a folder titled ‘Target’, written in English, according to the source.

The laptop was found in a bin by police in Brussels shortly after the suicide bombings on March 22 which killed 32 people at the city’s airport and on a Metro train.

Bakraoui’s brother, Khalid, is thought to have blown himself up on the train in central Brussels.