BreakingNews 22/3/16 - ISIS Claims Responsibility For Brussels Deadly Bombings That Killed Over 30 People

 

[ Masterweb Reports ] - Islamic State (Isis) claimed responsibility for the two bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium that killed at least 34 people and injured many, Amaq, a news agency affiliated with the group said in a press statement. According to Amaq`s press release: "Islamic State fighters carried out a series of bombings with explosive belts and devices on Tuesday, targeting an airport and a central metro station in the centre of the Belgian capital Brussels."

 

There were two explosions in the departure hall of Brussels Airport in Zaventem, Belgium, at about 8 a.m. local time today, according to Prime Minister Charles Michel, where officials said at least 14 people were killed. Three Americans, Mormon missionaries, were "seriously injured" in the blasts, according to Eric Hawkins, a spokesman for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

 

There was also an explosion a little over an hour later on the rail tracks at the Maelbeek subway station, according to a spokeswoman for Brussels transportation department. At least 20 people were killed there, officials said. Between the two sites, local officials estimate that at least 34 people were killed and over 180 injured.

 

*Photo Caption - Scene from Brussels Airport bombing

 
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