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Bombing in Brussels

Photo Credit: Geert Vanden Wijngaert
Photo Credit: Geert Vanden Wijngaert

8 AM Tuesday morning, Brussels, Belgium. Yet another city to add to the series of devastating bombings for which Islamic terrorist group ISIS has claimed responsibility.

This bombing occurred only a day after the authorities received note that a suspect in the Paris terror attacks was presumably loose in Belgium. Authorities suspect that this man could potentially have been the bomb-maker in the Paris attacks, and now, potentially the Brussels attacks as well.

In total, the city of Brussels suffered three blasts. The first two targeted Zaventem Airport’s departure hall and the last was directed at the Malbeek Metro system in central Brussels.

According to The Times, witnesses state that the bombing began after they heard gunshots and voices speaking in Arabic. The bombing occurred near the American Airlines check-in desk. Authorities have reported that multiple weapons and explosive devices were found at the airport. Current reports state that there is a total of 11 casualties and 81 injured people due to this bombing.

About an hour later, in central Belgium, a subway system outside the European Union was bombed. This station serves as a headquarters for the 28-nation E.U. and is constantly filled with influential persons. Current reports state that there are 20 casualties and 100 injured in the subway attack.

Authorities throughout Europe and Belgium have responded to this crisis by raising security levels at airports, subways, streets, and  public areas. Belgium is on high alert and is currently under a large amount of police pressure.

The Belgian officials are currently investigating newly uncovered surveillance footage and a lead provided by a taxi driver who claims to have driven the suspects to the airport.

Written by Priyanka Shreedar

Priyanka is a senior and news editor for the MC SUN. She spends her time running long distances as a varsity cross country and track athlete, yet despite all her training, Priyanka has yet to conquer her mortal enemy: stairs.

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