Terrorists Attack Belgium Airport and Subway in Brussels

Terrorists Attack Belgium Airport and Subway in Brussels


Three explosions that ripped through the Belgian capital of Brussels on Tuesday killed at least 34 people and wounded about 170 more, and raised the horror once again in the heart of Europe, according to CNN.com.

The two attacks took place near the American Airlines check- in area and another near the ailness desk. According to a Belgian media reporter 14 people died and 81 people were injured. All flights were cancelled right away, and officers led many victims out of the Airport.

According to nytimes.com, there were three bombers, but the two who died from suicide bombs were brothers, Ibrahim el-Bakraoui, 29, and Khalid el-Bakraoui, 27. The three men were all from ISIS, and had criminal records in Belgium. But according to officials, none of them had to do with terrorism.

At least two of the three explosions were by suicide bombers, so two of the three men bombing the airport died from the explosions they set. Amaq, a news agency associated with the Islamic State, published a bulletin saying Islamic State fighters were the ones responsible for the attacks, according to nytimes.com.

About a half an hour after the airport bombing there was an explosion at the Maelbeek Metro station, according to CNN.com. At least twenty people were killed there, officials said. The Maelbeek Metro station is 7 miles away from the airport station. According to npr.org people were seen runing for saftey along the train tracks.

President Barack Obama supported Belgium after the attack, giving a phone call to the Prime Minister, Charles Michel, and showed his condolences towards him and Belgium, according to theguardian.com.