Brahim El Bakraoui (Centre) with two other suspects captured on airport CCTV
One of the Brussels suicide bombers left a final message on a computer revealing his chilling motive for the deadly attacks. Brahim El Bakraoui was reportedly identified by his fingerprint after he detonated his explosives in the packed departure hall on Tuesday morning.
Prosecutors today revealed the terrorist left a will on a computer found dumped in a bin in the Brussels suburb of Schaerbeek. The note revealed that El Bakraoui had felt increasingly unsafe and feared landing in prison, Belgian federal prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw said.
El Bakraoui wrote: "Being in a hurry, I don't know what to do, being searched for everywhere, not being safe, if it drags on it could end up with me in a prison cell next to him", which French media have reported is a reference to suspected Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam.
Mr Van Leeuw confirmed that Belgian national Brahim El Bakraoui was one of the men pictured in a photo from Brussels airport issued by police on Tuesday. He added the man to the left of the picture has not yet been identified and the man to the right, dressed in a white jacket and hat, is subject of a manhunt.
Ibrahim's brother, Khalid El Bakraoui, 27, also a Belgian national, was named by Mr Van Leeuw as having carried out the bomb attack on a train at Maelbeek station. He said: "The suicide bomber was identified by his fingerprints, it was Khalid El Bakraoui, the brother of Brahim."The two dead terrorists had large police files, but not linked to terrorism." Khalid El Bakraoui is listed as wanted by the Interpol website for "terrorist activities".