Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Terror Attacks In Brussels

Brussels attacks: What we know

There were two explosions at Zaventem airport and one at metro station near European Unionbuildings. Federal prosecutor confirms attack at airport was from suicide bomber. Belgium's terror threat level raised to maximum.

The Belgian government has confirmed 26 dead in the terror attacks. However, Belgian broadcaster RTBF reported that some of the injured at the airport may be unconscious in the departure terminal. Maggie De Block, Belgium's federal health minister, said the terrorist bombings at the airport killed 11 people and injured 81. Brussels' transportation agency said 15 people died in the metro bombing and 55 were injured.

All flights cancelled until Wednesday morning 6 a.m. Zaventem airport serves about 24 million people a year. It is located about 7 miles from north-east of central Brussels. Follow @BrusselsAirport for more information. Additionally, all public transportation in Brussels is shut down.

In this AFP/Newslook video, a witness describes the scene at the Brussels airport. "I heard an explosion, that was the first bomb ... when we came out of the elevator, from that moment, the second bomb exploded and then we saw doors flying ... ceiling coming down, smoke on everything"

Brussels Airport has 2 blasts, 1 more at subway stop

Brussels under attack: Live updates

Three explosions that ripped through the Belgian capital of Brussels on Tuesday killed at least 26 people and wounded 130 more, according to Belgian media, and raised the reality of terror once again in the heart of Europe.
"We were fearing terrorist attacks, and that has now happened," Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel told reporters.

Belgian federal Prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw said it was too soon to know exactly how many people died in the bombings. Yet the Brussels Metro Authority reported that 15 died and 55 were wounded in the subway station blast. And Belgian media report at least 11 more people were killed in the two blasts in the Brussels Airport departure hall.

Of the two explosions at the airport, at least one was a suicide bombing, Van Leeuw said. A blast happened there outside the security checkpoints for ticketed passengers and near the airline check-in counters, an airline official briefed on the situation said.

The subway station blast happened in the Brussels district of Maalbeek, near the European quarter, where much of the European Union is based, according to CNN affiliate RTL. 
Richard Medic, who arrived at the station shortly after that explosion, wasn't surprised by the carnage after all that Europe has gone through recently, including the November's massacre in Paris that ISIS claimed responsibility for.

At least 21 people were killed and dozens were wounded in twin attacks Tuesday morning on Brussels’s airport and metro, firefighters said.

 Pierre Meys, a spokesman for Brussels fire brigade, said 11 people died in a suicide attack at Brussels Airport. He said “an enormous explosion” at Maalbeek metro station killed around 10 others.

Meys stressed that the death toll at the airport was “initial,” warning that a “false ceiling collapsed with lots of rubble and so there could still be more victims.”

Belgian authorities defined the explosions as terror attacks and the public transport system in the city was shut down in the wake of the blasts.

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, speaking on national television, described the attacks as “blind, violent and cowardly.” 
Interior Minister Jan Jambon announced that Belgium’s terror threat had been raised from three to a maximum of four, and the country’s national security council was due to meet.
Brussels residents were told to “stay where you are,” while Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo urged people to avoid making calls to stop the city’s mobile networks getting saturated, and to communicate with online messages instead.

At Maalbeek, black smoke and clouds of dust billowed from the station entrance, about a hundred meters (yards) from the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm.
More than a dozen people were seen lying on the pavement outside with bloodied faces and were being treated by emergency services.
Footage from the airport showed smoke billowing from the site with hundreds of passengers fleeing damaged buildings. The interior of the building appeared to be severely damaged, with ceiling tiles littering the floor.
Initial reports suggested the explosions took place at the American Airlines check-in desk.
A Sky News reporter who was at the airport at the time of the blasts said that passengers had been evacuated to the tarmac.
Airport spokeswoman Anke Fransen said: “There were two blasts in the departure hall. First aid team are in place for help.”
The airport tweeted messages saying explosions had taken place and advising travelers to stay away.
All flights to and from the airport were cancelled following the attack. The Hebrew media said an El Al flight en route to Brussels was diverted midair.
The Sky News journalist at the airport said there had been a “very big explosion.”
“We felt the walls of the building rock… dust came down from the ceiling,” he said.
The blasts come four days after the dramatic arrest in Brussels on Friday of Saleh Abdeslam, prime suspect in the Paris terror attacks that killed 130 people in November.

Brussels Terror Attack: Live Blog


WVBORN56 said...


No one on Facebook I know has the courage to post articles like this...the PC climate has completely taken over and the millennials are completely brain washed into believing the diversity social experiment works. If you oppose immigration you are a racist or a neanderthal.

Muslims will not assimilate into our culture and a nation that does not protect it's borders will soon cease to be a nation. They haven't a clue about the history of nations with multiple cultures. They don't last long.

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Scott said...

I'll post it:)

Unknown said...

They due have a clue about history's of nations. They deliberately want a total break down & destruction.