Brussels airport suicide bomber Ibrahim El Bakraoui left a rushed will in a trash can saying he did not know what to do after police were hunting for him, the federal prosecutor said Wednesday.
Bakraoui’s will said he was “in a rush”, I don’t know what to do, hunted everywhere, no longer safe” and “I don’t want to end up in a cell next to him”, Frederic van Leeuw said at a press conference.
That appeared to be a reference to Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, who is reportedly linked to Bakraoui, and who is in custody in Belgium after being captured last week.
Belgian broadcaster RTBF, citing a police source, had named the two suspected bombers as Khalid and Ibrahim El Bakraoui, both residents of Brussels and known to the security services for organised crime.
Belgian police are still searching for the third suspect.
More than 30 people were killed in blasts at the airport and the metro station, while some 260 others were injured in the two attacks.
Ibrahim blew himself up at Zaventem airport while his brother Khalid was the suicide bomber who targeted the Maalbeek metro station.
Ibrahim is believed to be the man in the middle of the photo of three suspects released on Tuesday.
The Bakraoui brothers were also linked to the Paris attacks of November 2015 that killed 130 people, RTBF reported.
Using a false name, Khalid had rented an apartment in the Forest borough of Brussels, where police hunting key suspect for Paris attacks -- Salah Abdeslam -- killed a gunman in a raid last week.
Abdeslam was arrested on Friday and reports have suggested that Tuesday’s bombings were carried out in retaliation.
(With inputs from agencies)