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Suicide bomb attacks on Brussels airport, metro train kill at least 30

Posted on March 22, 2016

Brussels Metro train.
By Christian Liebscher (Platte) - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1879306
Brussels Metro train.
By Christian Liebscher (Platte) - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1879306

BRUSSELS — Islamic State claimed responsibility for suicide bomb attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday which killed at least 30 people, reported Reuters.

The coordinated assault triggered security alerts across Europe and drew global expressions of support, four days after Brussels police had captured the prime surviving suspect in Islamic State's attacks on Paris last November, according to the report.

Police operations were under way at several points in the city but a lockdown imposed immediately after the attacks was eased and commuters and students headed home as public transport partially reopened.

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