BREAKING / UPDATED: Suspected Terrorist Attack In Brussels, 26 Reported Dead

UPDATE: La Stib confirms 15 dead in the Maelbeek metro station explosion. This would bring the total death toll to 28.

 

UPDATE: A report of small explosions being heard near the Maelbeek metro station appear to be part of the police bomb squad investigation of a suspicious package.

 

UPDATE: According to The Guardian:

“There is confusion about the death toll at the Maelbeek metro station close to EU offices.

Earlier the public broadcaster VTM said 10 people were killed. But another broadcaster VRT has since reported that no one was killed in that explosion.”

UPDATE: It is now being reported by The Guardian that Belgium broadcaster VTM that 10 people were killed in the blast at the Maelbeek station.

UPDATE: It is being reported at least one of the explosions in the airport was a suicide attack. It is now being reported that 13 are reported dead in the Zaventem airport and “several injured” in the Metro station blast.

Explosions rocked a Brussels airport in two different areas around eight am (around three am EST) according to reports. The Guardian reported that a Belgian broadcaster RTBF reported up to 10 people were killed and 30 wounded in the airport explosions which occurred in the departure area and one on or near the runway.

The AP also reports that several have been injured in explosions at Maelbeeck Metro Station.

The terror alert level has been increased to the maximum of four. The Brussels Airport has been evacuated and flights have been cancelled.

The attacks come four days after the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, the surviving suspect in the November Paris attacks.

We will continue to cover this and update you as we learn more.

UPDATE 7:50 am eastern — NBC reports that the death toll has been raised to 26 with ‘many more wounded.’

 

 

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