Photo courtesy of Ketevan Kardava, via Associated Press

At Least 31 Die in Brussels Terrorist Attacks

Right now the count is that 31 people died and about 270 people were injured during a terrorist attack in Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday.

There were three explosions in Brussels on Tuesday. It started around 8 a.m. in the departure lounge of the Zaventem airport. Two explosions went off, one of them a suicide bombing. These explosions happened outside of the security checkpoint for passengers with tickets and near the airline check-in counters.

About an hour later at around 9 a.m. another explosion happened at the Maalbeek metro station, which is located right in the middle of the city.

 

See the Exact Locations of the Attacks

 

The terror group ISIS announced they take responsibility for the explosions via an ISIS-affiliated website. There is no word if this has been verified yet.

U.S. President Barack Obama is in Cuba and during a speech in Havana he condemned the attacks.

“This is yet another reminder that the world must unite,” President Obama said. “We must be together, regardless of nationality or faith or race, in fighting terrorism.”

This attack comes just a few days after a series of counterterrorism activity throughout Europe and in Brussels that lead to the arrest of Europe’s most wanted man, Salah Abdeslam. He was wanted in connection with the Paris terror attacks.

Video: Blast Aftermath Footage Shows Brussels Airport Devastation via NBC News 

French cartoonist Jean Plantureux, who goes by Plantu, draws this cartoon to show the mutual pain felt by those in France who also suffered a terrorist attack in November 2015.
French cartoonist Jean Plantureux, who goes by Plantu, drew this cartoon to show the mutual pain felt by those in France who also suffered a terrorist attack in November 2015.
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