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Multiple bombings in Brussels- Belgian media publish image of alleged suspects

Belgian police release CCTV image of airport bombing suspects. Two men on left believed to be suicide bombers. Man in hat on right believed to be at large. Image: Brussels Police

Belgian media release CCTV image of alleged airport bombing suspects. Two men on left believed to be suicide bombers. Man in hat on right believed to be at large.

At least 34 people have been killed and 170 injured after coordinated bomb attacks on the main airport and the Metro system in Brussels.

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has condemned the attacks, as ‘blind, violent and cowardly.’

This follows the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, suspected of plotting November’s Paris atrocity from the notorious Molenbeek suburb of Brussels.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said:

We are at war. In Europe we have been subjected to acts of war for several months.

Belgian foreign minister Didier Reynders said: ‘We fear that people are still at large.’

Bombings in Brussels. Emergency services respond. Image: BBC live coverage.

Bombings in Brussels. Emergency services respond. Image: BBC live coverage.

David Cameron said the countries of Europe need to ‘stand together against these appalling terrorists and make sure they can never win.’

There are reports that a suicide bomber struck first near the American Airlines desk at Brussels airport.

The explosion on the Metro was near European Union buildings and the US embassy.

 

 

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