Terrorist group ISIL have claimed responsibility for a series of explosions in Brussels airport and on the Metro system.
30 people have been killed and more than 200 were injured in the attacks. Belgiums federal prosecutor has said that there were at least two suicide bombers involved in the airport attack and a manhunt is currently underway for a thrid who was caught on CCTV footage.
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The prosecutor also added that serarches were taking place in ‘several parts of the country’ and revealed that an explosive devise that contained nails, chemical products and an ISIL flag had been found in an appartment in the Schaerbeek area of Brussels.
Security alerts have been triggered across Europe, and tributes expressing support have poured in from across the globe.
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“This is a day of tragedy, a black day,” Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said. “I would like to call on everyone to show calmness and solidarity.”
US President Barack Obama called the blasts “outrageous attacks against innocent people”
Train services on the cross-channel tunnel from London to Brussels have been suspended, and security has been increased at all ports in the UK and across many European cities.