Explosive material and a fingerprint of a key suspect in last year’s Paris attacks in which 130 were killed have been found in an apartment in Brussels, officials said in a statement today.
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The findings were made after a raid on an apartment in Schaerbeek, a district of the Belgian capital, on Dec. 10.
"Material that can be used to fabricate explosives as well as traces of TATP were found," the federal prosecutor said in a written statement, adding that the apartment had been rented under a false name.
Officials did not explain why it took them a month to release the findings.
Investigators also found a fingerprint of Salah Abdeslam, the only terror suspect directly linked to the attacks who is still on the run.
"Three handmade belts that might be used to transport explosives as well as a fingerprint of Salah Abdeslam were also discovered," the prosecutor said.
Since the investigation began, Belgian authorities have arrested 10 people in relation to the attacks and the alleged attackers.