Belgian government advised subway shutdown just before station attack
March 27, 2016 - Uncategorized
Belgium’s government sought to contain criticism of its handling of the Brussels attacks on Sunday but acknowledged that neglect over decades had caused deficiencies that have hampered an effective response to violent extremism.
Interior Minister Jan Jambon said the government has invested 600 million euros ($670 million) into police and security services over the past two years but said its antiquated justice system and security services were still lagging behind.
Jambon, whose offer to resign on Thursday was declined by the prime minister, said errors were made prior to the Mar. 22 suicide bombing attacks in Brussels that killed at least 31 people and wounded 270 others. Read more…