ATTACKS IN BRUSSELS KILL 31
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – Multiple bombings in the Belgian capital of Brussels on Tuesday killed at least 31 and left 330 wounded. Two suicide bombers detonated in the lounge of Brussels Airport in Zaventem killing 10 people. One of the blasts occurred outside of security checkpoints for ticketed passengers. A third bomb, which was described as the most devastating of the blasts, was left by a suspect that fled the scene.
Nearly an hour later another suicide bombing took place at a metro station in Maalbeek. The bomber was in the second car of a train in the metro station when the bomb went off.
Police believe the attacks in retaliation after the arrest of a suspect in the Paris attacks of last November. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the series of attacks.
Five suspects have been identified in connection with Tuesday’s incidents, three of those suspects were killed in the attacks. On Thursday evening, six more suspects were detained. Police say they will remain in custody until further investigation can be conducted.