Salah Abdeslam, the main suspect in the Paris terror attacks that killed 130 people, was planning a similar multiple shooting and suicide bomb attack in Brussels, Belgian public broadcaster VRT has said.
Citing no source, VRT said investigators believed Abdeslam and two others, one of them a man arrested with him on Friday, planned to use assault rifles and riot guns to cause mass casualties in Brussels while others would blow themselves up.
"The terrorists were planning the same scenario as in Paris, only it partially failed," VRT said, two days after three suicide bombers killed more than 30 people at Brussels airport and on the city's metro.
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A report unearthed by ITV News shows the country was warned nine years ago that it was not equipped to deal with the growing issue.
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