Brussels, Belgium. Airport and Metro Subway station are targeted in twin terror bombing attacks. 22.3.16
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March 22, 2016
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Brussels Belgium. 28 at least dead. Full links Below.
Belgium was this morning reeling after a suicide attack at Brussels Airport and an explosion on the city’s metro system.
At least 21 people are believed to have been killed at the airport and on the metro system.
Eurostar suspends all services to and from Brussels following explosions
Upwards of 35 more were severely injured in the blasts that have been blamed locally on a suicide bomber and people have been ordered to stay where they are.
It is believed the American Airlines departure desk was targeted at the airport while a station in the Maalbeek area close to EU parliament buildings appears to have been targeted as well.
There are also reports of shots being fired near the places where the blasts went off and Arabic was shouted beforehand.
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Two blasts tore through the departures area of Zaventem airport shortly after 08:00 local time (07:00 GMT).
An hour later, an explosion hit Maalbeek metro station, close to the EU institutions. The airport and whole transport system have been closed.
The attacks come four days after Salah Abdeslam, the main fugitive in the Paris attacks, was seized in Brussels.
The Belgian government says there have been casualties at the airport but has given no numbers. The cause of the explosions has not been confirmed.
Belgium has now raised its terror threat to its highest level. Prime Minister Charles Michel tweeted: “For the moment, we are asking people to stay where they are.”
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Explosions have torn through the departure hall of Brussels airport, killing up to 23 people and injuring 35 others, while a second blast struck a metro station in the capital shortly afterwards, Belgian public broadcaster RTBF says.
Shots were fired and Arabic shouted before the bomb blasts, according to Belgian news agency Belga, as there were reports of an explosion at Maalbeek metro station in the city.
The country’s public broadcaster VRT said there were up to 23 people dead and a further 35 wounded.
Video and images on social media showed smoke rising from an airport building and shattered windows.
Confused and shocked passengers fled the terminal to safety as they were evacuated by armed police.
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