One of Brussels bombers had worked in EU Parliament: Reuters

23:30, 06 April 2016
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One of the Islamic State suicide bombers who killed 32 people in Brussels on March 22 had worked as a cleaner for a short period in the European Parliament six years earlier, a spokesman for the EU assembly said on Thursday, Reuters reports.

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In 2009 and 2010, "one of the perpetrators of the Brussels terrorist attacks worked for a period of one month for a cleaning company which was contracted by the European Parliament at the time," spokesman Jaume Duch Guillot said in a statement which did not name the individual, according to Reuters.

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At the time of his temporary work in the parliament, he had no criminal record, the parliament's spokesman said.

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