Belgian lawmakers scrutinize March 22 bombings and response

May 11, 2016 1:06 PM

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BRUSSELS – A Belgian parliamentary commission scrutinizing the March suicide bombings in Brussels and the official response is hearing about numerous communications glitches and the intense confusion sparked by unfounded rumors.

Jo Decuyper, chief of railway police for the Brussels region, told lawmakers Wednesday a national emergency communications network known as ASTRID didn't function well, and that some text messages he tried to transmit from his cellphone are still stuck in the "out" box.

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