Brussels attacks: At Least 31 Dead and More Than 100 Injured After Explosions at Airport and Metro Station
A suicide attack at the airport Tuesday was followed by an explosion at Maalbeek station, near the EU's main buildings. Residents have been urged to stay home and most public facilities are closed.
  • At least 31 people have been confirmed dead in multiple explosions in Brussels.
  • Blasts were reported at the international airport and a subway station near a European Union office.

Brussels attacks: Explosions at airport and metro
A series of explosions have hit Brussels Airport and a metro station, with many killed.Live updates here:
Posted by ITV News on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Belgian transportation officials also confirmed that at least an additional 106 others were injured at the subway blast. The Associated Press reported 81 people were wounded at the airport.

There were two explosions in the departure hall of Brussels Airport in Zaventem, Belgium, according to Prime Minister Charles Michel. There was also an explosion on the rail tracks at the Maelbeek subway station, according to a spokeswoman for Brussels transportation department. At least 20 people were killed in the subway station and 11 people at the airport, officials said.

Officials raised the terror threat level, shut down all public transport in the city and advised locals to stay indoors after the blasts, which also wounded dozens.

Belgium's federal prosecutor said one of two explosions at the airport was likely caused by a suicide bomber and that all three blasts were acts of terrorism.

  • 46 MINS AGO - 'Bombs contained nails to create more victims' - Hospital
  • 51 MINS AGO - Twenty dead and 100 injured in Metro attack
  • 1 HOUR AGO - 'Unexploded bomb belt' found at Brussels airport
  • 1 HOUR AGO - 'Death toll rises to 34'
  • 2 HOURS AGO - 'There may be one UK victim'

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