Terrorist Attacks Rock Brissels
At least 28 people have been reported dead and dozens more injured after explosions rocked the Brussels airport and the subway system early Tuesday.
Belgium has raised its terror threat level to the highest level.
Passengers were seen running away from the blast, down a slipway from the departure lounge. Smoke was seen rising from the hall where all windows had been shattered by the blast.
Brussels police spokesman Christian De Coninck said some people also died at the subway station but he had no exact numbers yet on the dead or injured.
At the airport, two explosions splattered blood across the departure lounge and collapsed the ceiling. The explosions hit during the busy morning rush. Smoke was seen billowing out of the terminal.
The explosions occurred four days after the arrest in Brussels of Salah Abdelsam, the prime suspect in the November terrorist attacks on Paris that killed 130 people. European security officials have been on high alert since Abdelsam’s arrest, and have been bracing for another major attack for weeks.
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