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Man suspected of killing 4 in Brussels museum shooting charged with terrorist-linked murder

Published on Jul 30, 2014 5:54 PM
Police officers secure the entrance of the Appeal Court of Versailles for the arrival of vehicles transporting Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, the French national who is suspected of the shooting attack in the Brussels Jewish Museum last month that left four people dead, to attend an extradition hearing, near Paris, June 12, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BRUSSELS (AFP) - A Frenchman suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting in May at the Jewish Museum in Brussels was charged on Wednesday with "murder in a terrorist context", the Belgian prosecutor's office said.

Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, who spent more than a year fighting with Islamist extremists in Syria, was extradited from France to Belgium the previous day to be questioned over the May 24 shooting, which left four people dead.