BREAKING: 30 killed, 230 injured as two blasts rock Brussels

– ISIS has laid claim to two explosions that
rocked Brussels airport, Belgium
– The group also claims that they
orchestrated another blast which ripped
through Brussels metro
– Thirty people have been reported killed
while two hundred and thirty are said to be
injured
– The explosions come days after Salah
Abdeslam, the main suspect in the Paris
attacks in November, was captured
– Police has released photos of suspects who
carried out the attacks at the airport
ISIS have posted a statement claiming
responsibility for the two bomb blasts which
occurred in the departures area of Zaventem
airport and one on a metro train in an
apparently coordinated attacks at the height of
rush hour on Tuesday morning, March 22.
A third explosion reportedly hit Maalbeek metro
station, close to EU institutions.
The BBC reports that the metro system and
airport have both been closed, and all public
transport in the city suspended.

Two blasts ripped through the departure wing of
the Brussels airport

Two explosions were heard at the airport, while
another blast rocked the Maalbeek metro station
The Belgian government has confirmed
casualties at the airport and Maalbeek metro
station, however, there are conflicting reports
regarding the tolls. Media reports however,
place the figures at 30 dead and 230 wounded.
Brussels transport officials say 15 died at
Maalbeek and media say up to 13 died at the
airport.
Meanwhile, the mayor of Brussels says 20
people have died and 106 were injured in the
blast on the metro train.
Yvan Mayeur told a news conference that 17
people were severely injured.
Public broadcaster VRT says at least 34 people
were killed in total, at the metro and the
airport.
It remains uncertain what the true cause of the
explosions is; however, authorities say it was a
suicide attack.
The whole metro system has been closed.
Belgium has now raised its terror threat to its
highest level.
The attack at the airport targeted an American
Airlines desk and was probably carried out by a
suicide bomber, Belgian federal prosecutor
Frederic Van Leeuw said
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According to Belgian TV, one of the blasts in the
Brussels airport was caused by a suicide
bomber.
At the time of filing this report, Belgian police
say they have found three unused suicide belts
at Zaventem airport.
Belgium’s interior minister, Jan Jambon, said on
Monday the country was aware of the risk of a
possible revenge attack following the capture of
26-year-old Abdeslam.

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