2016 Brussels bombing trial begins

On Monday, the trial began of 10 men accused of taking part in the 2016 Brussels bombings.

The bombings at Brussels airport and the city's metro in March 2016 killed 32 people.

The trial's launch is focused on procedural matters and is taking place in the former headquarters of NATO.

The main trial is due to begin in October, with the indictments and testimony.

The accused include six men who were convicted by a French court in June for their involvement in the 2015 Paris attacks.

Prosecutors say Mohamed Abrini went to Brussels Airport with two suicide bombers, but did not detonate his explosives. Osama Krayem is accused of planning to be a second bomber on the metro.

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