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LIVE: ISIS claims responsibility for Brussels attacks that killed 35

Belgium's capital Brussels was on Tuesday morning hit by multiple explosions - two at the Zaventem airport and one at a metro station.

LIVE: ISIS claims responsibility for Brussels attacks that killed 35
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Brussels: Belgium's capital Brussels was on Tuesday morning hit by multiple explosions - two at the Zaventem airport and one at a metro station.

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- The Eiffel Tower in Paris illuminated in colours of the Belgian flag in tribute to the victims of terrorist attacks in Brussels attacks.

- ISIS flag and nail bomb found in a house: Belgian cops have recovered a bomb and an ISIS flag during search from a house in the Schaarbeek area of Brussels.

- Belgium announces 3-day national mourning: Belgium will observe three-day national mourning, said Prime Minister Charles Michel​ 

- Belgian investigators have reportedly passed on this photo of three suspects to US Joint Terrorism Task Force. The photo, captured by CCTV camera, shows three suspects pushing a luggage trolley. Brussels attacks

- Belgian authorities find third bomb which failed explode at Brussels airport .

 

- The main airport in Brussels will remained closed on Wednesday, an official said, after twin bombings that killed 14 people. "The airport will remain closed through Wednesday," the airport`s chief executive Arnaud Feist was quoted as saying on Tuesday on the Zaventem airport`s official twitter feed. Also Read: Bloody week in Brussels: From police raid to bombings

- Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

An statement from the terror group read:  “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 center of the Belgian capital Brussels, a country participating in the international coalition against the Islamic State. Islamic State fighters opened fire inside Zaventem Airport, before several of them detonated their explosive belts, as a martyrdom bomber detonated his explosive belt in the Maalbeek metro station. The attacks resulted in more than 230 dead and wounded.”

- Another nuclear power plant in Doel, also in eastern Belgium, evacuated for undisclosed reasons.

- We will do whatever necessary to support out friend and ally Belgium: Obama

"The thoughts and the prayers of the American people are with the people of Belgiuma nd we stand in solidarity with them in condemning these outrageous attacks against innocent people. We will do whatever necessary to support our friend and ally Belgium in bringing to justice to those who are responsible and this is yet another reminder that world must unite, we must be together in fighting against the scourge of terrorism. We can and we will defeat those who threaten the safety and security of people all around the world."

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- Belgian media reports say that a Kalashnikov assault rifle and an unexploded bomb belt found in the departure hall of the Brussels airport. 

- Gare du Nord station in Paris, from where Eurostar services leave for London, evacuated following the discovery of an abandoned suitcase.​ 

- EU flags flying at half-mast outside the European Commission building in Brussels

- Airport and public transport closed in Brussels

- Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Brussels on March 30 as per his plan.

- Police conducting raids in the Brussels region to nab suspects in the deadly explosions: Belgian broadcaster RTBF ​ 

-Belgium's Tihange nuclear plant evacuated, reports Belgian media.

-Belgian police reported to have found an unexploded suicide belt at Brussels Airport. Two suspicious packets found in govt buildings. Building has been evacuated: Belgian state media

- A pro-Islamic State group Twitter handle praises Brussels attacks. A tweet re-tweeted by Terror Monitor group read: "What a pleasure to explode an unfaithful head and even better to cut his head."

It threatened more attacks: "Expect more bombs, more death! in future also."

- British PM David Cameron condemns attacks. "We will never let these terrorists win," Cameron said, adding: "We face a very real terrorist threat right across the different countries of Europe." 

- Belgian public broadcaster VRT raised the death toll to 34, with 20 people killed in the blast on a metro train and 14 in explosions at the airport.

- European Union expresses solidarity with Belgium after deadly bombings.

- Belgian authorities urge media blackout on `ongoing investigations` after attacks.

- Reports say that the Belgium's royal family was evacuated following a suspicious package at the royal palace.  In a statement on Twitter, the palace expressed condolence for the deceased and the victims of the attack. 

“Horrified by the horrible attacks on Brussels Airport and in the Brussels metro. Our thoughts to the victims, their families and medical services.”

 

Belgian cops release first photos of suicide bombers: Brussels Police to focus on Najim Laachraoui and Mohamed Abrini, both also suspects in Paris terror attacks.

- “I express my entire solidarity with the Belgian people. Through the Brussels attacks, the whole of Europe has been hit,” tweets French President Francois Hollande.​ 

- Brussels transit spokesman Guy Sablon says 15 dead, 55 injured in attack at subway station

- French president says 'the whole of Europe has been hit' 

- Reports say Belgian police have arrested two people at the Noordstation in Brussels

- Death toll in Tuesday's terror attack in Brussels has risen to 28: 13 at airport, 15 at metro station (source: local media)

- "What we feared has happened": Belgian PM

- There are "dozens dead and wounded": Belgian PM 

- Border controls will be increased: Belgian PM

- PM says is is a dark day for Belgium

- Belgium's Prime Minister Charles Michel is now speaking. 

- The Brussels fire brigade warns airport toll only an initial one. Rubble from collapsed false ceiling makes it difficult to know final number.

- French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve urges stepped-up anti-terror fight across Europe in the wake of Brussels attack

- French Interior Minister says the country will deploy 1,600 additional police officers at borders and on transport after Brussels attacks

- PTI reports that two Jet Airways staff were injured in the explosions at Brussels airport

- Eurostar suspends high-speed rail service to Brussels-Midi station following attacks 

- Belgian prosecutor confirms Brussels blast was a suicide attack: Report

- At least 21 dead in Brussels airport, metro blasts: Firefighters to AFP

- France too, has boosted security measures at airports and train stations in Paris and across the country.  

- London's Gatwick airport has also stepped up security following explosions in Brussels.

- The Netherlands has stepped up security at national airports and train stations and tightened controls on the southern border with Belgium in the wake of Brussels blasts.

- American Airlines said none of its employees were reported injured in the explosions that ripped through Brussels airport on Tuesday.

- Belgium Parliament, PM office in Brussels evacuated; all EU meetings in the Belgian capital cancelled 

- No Indian casualty has been reported in Brussels blast, says Ministry of External Affairs 

- Jet Airways has cancelled all flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Brussels

- Sky News reports that at least 10 people were killed in the blast at the metro station - this is yet to be confirmed

- All public transport has been closed in Brussels  

- At least 15 injured in Brussels metro blast, reports AFP

 

- At least 13 dead, 35 injured in Brussels airport blasts, says Belgian media

- Belgian state broadcaster says explosions at Brussels airport was a 'suicide attack’

- UK PM David Cameron "shocked and concerned" by Brussels explosions, says "we will do everything we can to help" 

 

- Reuters reports that upto 10 people were killed in the blasts at Brussels airport.

- India's Jet Airways, which has its European hub at Brussels, says it is making all efforts to confirm status of staff and guests. Preliminary information says the Jet Airways aircraft in Brussels are safe, says the airline

 

- Brussels Transport Authority says all Metro stations in Brussels are closing 

 

- European airline, travel stocks fall sharply after Brussels blasts

 

- AFP confirms blast on Brussels metro at Maalbeek station - Belgium has raised terror threat to highest level, AFP quotes Belgium minister

- CNN is now reporting another explosion at a Metro station near EU facilities in Brussels 

- There are reports of more bombs being detected at the Brussels airport

- Brussels airport has been closed until further notice  

- Reports say at least 11 dead and 20 injured at Brussels airport in explosions

 

- Belgian news agency Belga reports that shots were fired and Arabic shouted before explosions 

- Airport has suffered massive damage inside, reports CNN

- Brussels Airport authorities have tweeted asking people not to come to the airport

- Belgian news agency Belga reports one dead and several injured at Brussels airport after explosionsBelga reports one dead and several injured at Brussels airport after explosions

- The name of the airport is Brussels Zaventem airport.

- Several dead and wounded following explosions at the Brussels airport, Belgian Federal Police spokesman says

 

- Sky News television's Alex Rossi, at the scene, said he heard two "very, very loud explosions". "I could feel the building move. There was also dust and smoke as well...I went towards where the explosion came from and there were people coming out looking very dazed and shocked. The thinking here is that it is some kind of terrorist attack - that hasn't been verified by any of the authorities here at the airport."

- Cause of the explosions is not yet clear

 

- The two explosions occurred in the departure hall of the Brussels airport, Belgian media says

- All inbound flights to Brussels have been diverted

- There are unconfirmed reports of casualties in the blasts

- Meanwhile, all rail traffic to Brussels airport has been suspended, reports Belgian media

 

- Explosions hit Brussels airport just four days after Salah Abdeslam, the main suspect in the Paris attacks, was captured 

- @airlivenet tweets that as per reports, explosions occurred at the American Airlines check-in desk 

- Reports of people being injured and taken to hospitals

- Reports say front windows of terminal building having been blown out

- Passengers are being evacuated from the Brussels airport following explosions. 

- Pictures show smoke rising from the airport building.

- Brussels airport has been locked down following explosions.

- Reports say two explosions rocked Brussels airpost at around 8 am.