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The Latest: 2 Swedish Women among the Dead in Brussels

The Latest: 2 Swedish Women among the Dead in Brussels

Sunday, 27 March 2016 07:07 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the attacks that left 31 dead and 270 wounded in Brussels. (all times local):

12:25 p.m.

Sweden has confirmed that another Swedish woman was among the victims of the suicide bombings in Brussels.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Cecilia Gillberg says the woman in her thirties from northern Sweden was killed in Tuesday's subway attack. Gillberg did not identify the victim or give other details Sunday.

The government earlier said that a Swedish woman in her sixties from central Sweden was also killed in the attacks. Two Swedish men were slightly injured in the bombings Tuesday at Brussels Airport and a city subway station that left 31 dead and 270 wounded.

12:15 p.m.

Belgium's interior minister says the Belgian government has invested 600 million euros ($670 million) into police and security services over the past two years but acknowledged that neglect over decades had caused deficiencies that have hampered an effective response to violent extremism.

Minister Jan Jambon said errors were made in the run-up to the March 22 Brussels attacks that killed at least 31 people and wounded 270 others, but says fresh investments need time before they become visible. He said Sunday that hiring anti-terror specialists and specialized equipment could not happen in weeks or months.

Jambon says "it is also not because you put the money in now, that tomorrow all this is visible on the ground."

5:10 a.m.

Italian police in the southern city of Salerno say they have arrested an Algerian wanted in Belgium for facilitating illegal migration linked to the attacks in Paris.

The police announcement was made on their official Twitter account. No other details are immediately available Sunday morning.

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The Latest on the attacks that left 31 dead and 270 wounded in Brussels. (all times local):12:25 p.m.Sweden has confirmed that another Swedish woman was among the victims of the suicide bombings in Brussels.Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Cecilia Gillberg says the woman in her...
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