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Three-day mourning announced in Brussels
18:27, 22 March 2016
Three-day mourning announced in Brussels

Terrorist attacks in the Belgian capital took 34 lives, - local media

18:27, 22 March 2016

Sputnik

Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon announced a three-day nationwide mourning for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Brussels, VTM News reports.   

As is known, several blasts thundered across the Belgian capital on March 22. Two explosions took place in the departures hall of Zaventem airport; other bombs went off at Maalbeek underground station. The local media reported that before the blasts at the airport, witnesses heard gunfire and exclamations in Arabic.

By various estimates, the blasts in Brussels took dozens of lives; more than a hundred people were injured.

Belgian Prosecutor’s Office surmised that the blasts at the airport were set off by a suicide bomber. Currently, the airport is closed, and the public transport is not working. The government announced the highest level of terrorist threat.

The Belgian authorities suspect that the ISIS might be behind the terrorist acts. Later that day, the terrorist organization said they bear the responsibility.

Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry recommends citizens to refrain from traveling to Brussels, and the SBU, Ukraine’s security service, claimed they increased security measures in the country due to the terrorist acts in Brussels.  

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