One of the Brussels bombers worked as janitor for European Parliament
One of the suicide bombers involved in the deadly attacks in Brussels last month had previously worked as a clearer at the European Parliament, officials said Thursday.This appears to be more evidence of the lax screening of people in sensitive jobs in the EU. With his job, he could have possibly planted bombs in trash receptacles within the building.
The news comes as Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel admitted that the terrorist attacks, which killed 31 people and injured hundreds more, represented a security “failure,” the BBC reported.
Officials did not name the attacker, but sources told the BBC he is Najim Laachraoui, one of the two men who blew themselves up at the Brussels airport.
The EU Parliament said Laachraoui worked as a cleaner in 2009 and 2010. The Parliament said that the cleaning firm had provided proof that the person hired for the job had no criminal record at the time.