The capital of Belgium, Brussels rocked with twin massive explosions which hit Zaventem airport today, reported 11 killed at about 7:00 GMT, of which one caused by a suicide attack in the departure hall at Brussels airport.
Another explosion struck after an hour later, at Maelbeek subway station in Central Brussels near EU headquarters, which left 20 people dead.
Deadly terror outfit ISIS, the Islamic-terror organization has claimed responsibility of the attack in a statement issued on the IS-linked Amaq agency.
Prime Minister, Charles Michel condemned the attack and called it, “blind, violent and ccowardly”, added “this is a day of tragedy, a black
The LIVE updates:
- At least 10 killed and 92 injured in Zaventem airport attack.
- 20 dead and up to 130 injured metro station blast.
- The arrested suspect on Friday, Salah Abdeslam is believed to be sole survivor of 10 men who were directly involved in Paris attacks on Nov 3.
How attacks took place?
The airport attack
Twin blasts struck the Zaventem airport at 8:00 local time on Tuesday, of which one caused by a suicide attack in the departure hall at Brussels airport.
The metro station attack
An hour later, Maelbeek metro station struck with the third explosion in city centre, close to several EU institutions.
A three-carriage train was leaving the station in the direction of Arts-loi, the bomb was apparently detonated the middle carriage which was running along the platform.
Where have the investigations reached?
Belgium police officials have released a photo of three-men seen at the airport who have been called as suspects and sought a public’s help in identifying one of them.
Police are also reported to have found an unexploded suicide vest at Brussels airport as well as Kalashnikov assault rifle.
Why Brussels been attacked?
It was reported from the sources that Beligium Interior Minister Jam Jambon said that there was threat of revenge attack after the capture of convict Salah Abdeslam.
Salah Abdesalam, is a last-year’s attack suspect, who was injured and arrested in a police raid in the Malenbeek suburbs of Brussels.
Mr Jambon told Belgian radio, “We know that stopping one cell can… push others into action. We are aware of it in this case.”