Brussels Attacks; Islamic State Claims Responsibility

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for attacks, on an airport and metro station, in the Belgian capital, Brussels.

Responsibility for attacks on an airport and metro station in the Belgian capital, Brussels, has been claimed by Islamic State, in a statement issued via its Amaq news agency.

The attacks, on Brussels’ Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station, have killed at least 34 people, and injured nearly 200 others. Zaventem airport is located just outside the capital, while the metro station is around 500m from the EU buildings.

Some of the attackers are believed to still be in the capital, with police reportedly searching for terror suspects in Brussels’ Schaerbeek district, according to state broadcaster RTBF.

The blasts come days after the capture of Salah Abdeslam, a known Islamic State member and the main fugitive in the Paris attacks in November.

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