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Brussels bomber’s brother wins Taekwondo gold

media Belgian taekwondo athlete Mourad Laachraoui gives a press conference in Brussels on March 24, 2016 AFP/File

Belgian Mourad Laachraoui -- the younger brother of one of the Brussels airport bombers -- has won a gold medal at the European Taekwondo Championships.
 

Mourad Laachraoui, brother of Najim Laachraoui, beat Spaniard Jesus Tortosa 6-3 in the -54kg final in Montreux, Switzerland on Thursday evening.

A silver medallist at the Summer Universiades in 2015, the 21-year-old has qualified for the Rio Olympics in August.

Najim Laachraoui, 24, was one of two suicide bombers who struck Brussels airport on March 22, while a third attacker blew himself up at on a metro train, with the two attacks killing 32 people.

Prosecutors have also linked Najim Laachraoui to November's attacks in Paris in which 130 people died, saying his DNA was found on a suicide vest and a piece of cloth at the Bataclan concert hall where 90 people were killed.
 

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