They changed their plan since the prime suspect of the 2015 Paris attack Salah Abdeslam was arrested.
The Belgian newspaper Dernier Heure said that the bombers in Brussels attacks were originally considering hitting nuclear power stations but they changed their plan since the prime suspect of the 2015 Paris attack Salah Abdeslam was arrested.
“Even if one couldn’t prevent these attacks, one can say that their magnitude could have been much bigger if the terrorists had been able to implement their original plan and not opted for easier targets,” The newspaper quoted an unidentified police source as saying.
The newspapers also said that the evidence obtained by the police shows that the same terrorist cell was behind the Paris attacks in November last year that killed more than 130 people and this week’s Brussels bombings, which claimed the lives of 34 people.
However, these ongoing continuous security threats in the heart of Europe will have a long lasting impact in an artificial and vulnerable system like European Union. Most of all Europe will be more expensive to live after increasing security spendings; already Greece, Spain, Italy and some other countries are facing dire economic hardships due to EU’s economic and financial system. There are reports of many far right political party activities around several cities to control or discourage influx of refugees. The racial, cultural and religious tensions between the different social groups will rise. And those tensions already has been unleashing clashes and chaos.