The Brussels bombings of March 22, 2016, were the last in a series of terrorist attacks carried out by a single jihadist cell and resulted in the deaths of 35 people. The same group has been credited with the attacks on the Jewish Museum in May 2014 in Brussels (four deaths) and in Paris in November 2015 (130 deaths).
This network is composed largely of young Europeans of North African origin fascinated by jihadist rhetoric within the ranks of the so-called Islamic State. For many of them, their radicalization came after taking a path of common delinquency. A coordinator of the group in Europe was Abdelhamid Abaaoud, born and raised in Molenbeek, killed by French police a few days after the Paris attacks of November 2015.
If the recent attacks on European soil are the work of individuals, radicalized on the Internet and carried out with unconventional weapons (as in the case of Nice, Berlin and Wednesday in London), those in Paris and Brussels were rather the work of a cell that enjoyed the support of an international terror network, able to mobilize personnel and equipment.