Brussels bomber's brother wins taekwondo gold

Belgian Mourad Laachraoui (centre), the younger brother of Najim Laachraoui, one of the Brussels airport bombers, won gold in the European Taekwondo Championships on Thursday night. Mourad Laachraoui, 21, beat Spaniard Jesus Tortosa 6-3 in the -54kg
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Belgian Mourad Laachraoui (centre), the younger brother of Najim Laachraoui, one of the Brussels airport bombers, won gold in the European Taekwondo Championships on Thursday night. Mourad Laachraoui, 21, beat Spaniard Jesus Tortosa 6-3 in the -54kg final in Montreux, Switzerland. He will compete in this summer's Olympics in Rio. Najim Laachraoui, 24, was one of the two suicide bombers who struck Brussels airport on March 22, while a third attacker blew himself up on a train at a metro station. The attacks killed 32 people.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 21, 2016, with the headline 'Brussels bomber's brother wins taekwondo gold'. Print Edition | Subscribe