Terrorist Attacks Haunt Brussels

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Last week, the world was shaken.  On March 22, two attacks went off in Brussels, Belgium, in the Zaventem international Airport and at Maelbeek subway station in central Brussels, which is close to several core European Union buildings.  The attacks killed about 30 people and wounded hundreds.

According to the New York Times, the Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel said, “We were fearing terrorist attacks, and that has now happened.”  After the explosions ISIS claimed responsibility, but it is unclear if they actually are the source.

According to an article by CNN, police have released a photo of three suspects that may have been responsible, two of which are believed to be suicide bombers that detonated the bombs in the airport.  But the third man is believed to have planted a bomb that did not go off and then fled.  The taxi driver of the men soon reported the address of the suspects, providing leads for the investigation.

After the attacks, Brussels locked down with all flights cancelled and transit shut down. The European Union buildings were shut down with employees holding certain badges able to enter.  Belgium, after the attacks, called for three days of national mourning.  Many countries such as Paris or Italy have expressed their condolences to Belgium by displaying the Belgium flag.

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