PM Modi, world leaders condemn Belgium terror attack, pledge support to Brussels

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday termed the terror attacks in Belgium as disturbing.

PM Modi, world leaders condemn Belgium terror attack, pledge support to Brussels

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday termed the terror attacks in Belgium as disturbing.

The Prime Minister expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased. He tweeted: "News from Brussels is disturbing. The attacks are condemnable. Condolences to families of the deceased. May those injured recover quickly."

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said Brussels was hit early Tuesday by two "blind, violent and cowardly" attacks on its airport and metro system which left many dead and wounded.

"Two attacks took place this morning in Zaventam airport and Maalbeek metro station, blind, violent, cowardly attacks," Michel announced on national television.

Today's attacks in Brussels that killed at least 26 people struck at "the whole of Europe", French President Francois Hollande said.

"Through the attacks in Brussels, the whole of Europe has been hit," Hollande said in a statement, urging the continent to take "vital steps in the face of the seriousness of the threat.

British Prime Minister David Cameron today expressed "shock" and promised every possible help to Belgium after a string of explosions ripped through Brussels airport and a city metro station, killing at least 21 people and prompting a high-security alert across European nations.

"I am shocked and concerned by the events in Brussels," Cameron posted on Twitter shortly after the news broke.

"We will do everything we can to help."

Meanwhile, Belgian firefighters said there were at least 21 dead after "enormous" blasts hit Brussels airport and the city`s metro system.

Two massive explosions shattered the Zaventem airport here, only days after the arrest of the Paris terror attack suspect Salah Abdeslam.

Even as Belgium immediately raised its terror alert to the maximum, a third explosion took place -- at the main Metro station near the European Union building. Both the airport and the station were shut down.

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