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Brussels airport attack: ISIS claims responsibility for bombing



Belgium police arrests 6 over Brussels airport attack
Terror group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks at the Brussels airport earlier today with the number of people killed in attacks now standing at 34 but could change, a Belgian government spokeswoman said.
According to government spokeswoman Angelique Crucilla 10 were killed at the airport and 100 wounded; 20 others were killed and another 130 injured at the metro station.
The airport CEO Arnaud Feist says the airport will be closed Wednesday adding that he will evaluate when the airport will reopen tomorrow as well.
“Brussels airport has been shot in the heart,” he said. “We’d like to thank the police and rescue services and the people present at the terminal — I’d like to thank them from the bottom of my heart. There were more than 600 flights scheduled so except flights that left before 8 a.m., all flights are cancelled and flights will be cancelled tomorrow as well.”
In a bid to salvage the situation, authorities shut down all public transport in Brussels and the Belgian Crisis Centre, clearly wary of a further incident, appealed to the population: “Stay where you are”.
Later in the day, surveillance cameras werer released showing three men suspected to be the suicide bomber, pretending to be regular travelers, before the bombs went off.
Cameras showed two of the men wearing black gloves on one hand each, which may have been hiding the bomb triggers.
Authorities say a third companion who may have set off a nail bomb is still at large.
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