Brussels Attacks: Twin Terrorist Attacks Strike at Europe’s Heart

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Twin Attacks Kill At Least 34 in Brussels, 200 injured.

In the Belgian capital of Brussels, explosions have hit the international airport and a city metro station, reportedly killing more than two dozen people and wounding scores.

Belgium’s federal prosecutor said the two blasts at the airport were carried out by a suicide bomber. There were also reports of shots fired before the explosions at the airport, which occurred at about 8 a.m. this morning.

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About an hour later, another explosion hit the Maelbeek metro station. “These really are two very central targets,” says Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director for Human Rights Watch and a native of Belgium.

“The Schuman and Maelbeek stations are where most of the European bureaucrats get out of the metro to go to work, and these attacks took place just after 9:00, just as people were getting to the office, including my own colleagues at Human Rights Watch.

They left the metro just minutes before these explosions took place. It certainly has shook Belgium to the core.” We speak with Bouckaert in Geneva for the latest.

Source democracynow

 

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