The Brussels suicide bombing incident that took 35 lives and left 300 more injured shook the country of Belgium on the 22nd of March this year.

One of the three bombers who has been identified as ISIS terror thug Khalid El Bakraoui has reportedly used an ex-Inter Milan footballer’s identity to plan his attacks on various instances.

According to reports Belgian professional footballer Ibrahim Maaroufi’s identity was stolen by one of the attackers and was used not only in the Brussels attack but also in connection with the Paris attacks.

Sky News 24 Italia revealed that Khalid El Bakraoui rented a flat in name of the Belgian for a hide-out for the Paris attacks.

The reports also explained that the same ids were used to surpass the security in Italy on their route to the capital during those un-fortunate events in Paris late last year.

It was revealed that on September 3rd, Khalid used the false name of Ibrahim Maaroufi to rent an apartment in the city of Charleroi. It is understood that this was a part of the plans that shook the French capital.

El-Bakraoui flew to the northern Italian city of Treviso from Brussels on July 23rd. The ticket for the Ryanair flight was bought by another man, Abderahman Benamor, and paid for with a credit card.

However, when the apartment was searched after the Paris attacks, no explosives were found according to official reports.

Midfielder Maaroufi, born in Belgium on January 8 1989 but of Moroccan origin, spent two seasons at Inter Milan before moving to Dutch side FC Twente.

Khalid who himself was a part of the suicide squad that blew the Metro station in Belgium last week, is understood to be the brother of Ibrahim El Bakraoui who was another member of the squad that bought the city of Brussels to a halt.

Khalid is understood to have used the city and date of birth of the Belgium footballer to get access to certain places as a part of the attacks.

Midfielder Maaroufi, born in Belgium on January 8 1989 but of Moroccan origin, spent two seasons at Inter Milan before moving to Dutch side FC Twente.

He has been discharged of any involvement in these attacks. However, the police are still trying to find out how the terrorist took possession the player’s identity.

 

 

 

 

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