Police and soldiers from the Belgian Army stand in front of blown out windows at Zaventem Airport in Brussels on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Yorick Jansens)
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The Brussels attackers included a pair of brothers, the latest in a long string of sibling duos involved in violent religious extremism – something experts say can occur when close childhood bonds "spin out of control".Brothers Khalid and Ibrahim el-Bakraoui were identified as two of the suicide bombers in Tuesday's attacks in Brussels, while other brother duos were identified in the January and November attacks in Paris last year and attacks in Toulouse in 2012 .The 2013 Boston marathon bombers were also brothers – and no fewer than three pairs of brothers were among the 19 hijackers involved in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States. To beat the tight surveillance put in place since Sept. 11, these family dyads or triads retreat into their own small worlds.
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