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Dublin: 19 °C Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Brussels terror attacks: What we know so far

At least 34 people have died in two separate attacks.


BELGIUM’S TERROR ALERT has been raised to its highest level after attacks at Brussels Zaventum Airport and Maalbeek Metro Station that has left scores dead.

The situation is developing but here’s is what is known right now.

  • About two minutes apart, there were two separate explosions at Zaventum Airport at about 8am local time.
  • Firefighters at the scene have said that at least 14 people have died and 92 were injured in the blasts.
  • About an hour later, there was another explosion at a metro station close to EU Commission buildings.
  • The mayor of the city has said that at least 20 people have died and 106 were injured in that explosion.

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  • The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
  • Belgian authorities have released images to local media of three suspects. They say are looking for the man on the right of the picture.

  • Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel says they have been hit by “blind attack”.
  • Speaking from Cuba, US President Barack Obama said the attacks were “yet another reminder that the world must unite”.
  • Brussels Airport is closed and will remain closed tomorrow.

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