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There's a manhunt in Brussels for this man

Police believe he accompanied two likely suicide bombers.

BELGIAN POLICE HAVE released a picture of a man they are searching for in connection with today’s terror attacks in Brussels that left at least 34 people dead.

The photo shows the man wheeling a luggage cart at the Zaventem Airport before two bombs exploded.

The CCTV picture shows a bespectacled man with a goatee beard, wearing a white jacket and black hat, pushing a trolley with a large black bag.

Police say they are actively seeking him and believe he may have fled and run away.

A wider picture shows the man pictured alongside two other men who police have said are “very likely” to have committed a suicide attack at the airport.

Two bombs detonated at Zaventem Airport at about 8am this morning left at least 14 people dead.

sky news Three suspects in an image released by police. Source: SkyNews

The bombs went off two minutes apart with a local mayor saying the explosives were hidden in the attackers’ luggage.

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“They came in a taxi with their suitcases, their bombs were in their bags,” Zaventem mayor Francis Vermeiren said.

They put their suitcases on trolleys, the first two bombs exploded. The third also put his on a trolley but he must have panicked, it didn’t explode.

It was this bag that bomb disposal experts blew up later, he added.

The two men pictured in the left of the grainy photo are shown to be wearing black gloves on their left hands. It’s been speculated that the gloves may have been used to hide a detonator.

In raids in this city this evening, police found a nail bomb, an Islamic State flag and chemicals.

- With reporting from © – AFP 2016

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