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At least 34 dead as explosions rock Brussels airport, subway

At least 34 dead as explosions rock Brussels airport, subway

BRUSSELS: Explosions, at least one likely caused by a suicide bomber, rocked the Brussels airport and subway system Tuesday, killing at least 34 and prompting a lockdown of the Belgian capital and heightened security across Europe.

The militant Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks in Brussels, a news agency affiliated with the group said.

Twenty people were killed in a blast on a Brussels metro train, the mayor of Brussels said at a news conference.

“There are some 20 people dead and 106 people injured. 17 people are severely injured,” said Yvan Mayeur.




Two explosions targeted the main hall of Zaventem Airport at around 8:00am, with a third hitting the Maalbeek metro station, near the European Union's main buildings, just as commuters were making their way to work in rush hour.

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