The FBI provided Dutch police with information about two jihadist brothers a week before they blew themselves up in the Brussels terror attacks, officials said Tuesday.
Dutch authorities learned of Ibrahim and Khalid El Bakraoui‘s criminal background on March 16, and then passed the information along to their Belgian counterparts the following day, according to Dutch Interior Minister Ard van der Steur.
“On March 16, the FBI informed Dutch police over the fact that both brothers were sought by Belgian authorities,” the Dutch minister wrote in a response to questions from Dutch legislators about the Brussels residents, who took part in the March 22 attacks.
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