Attacks in the Airport and Metro in Brussels: What We Know From Belgium
Three explosions, including at least one suicide bombing, shook Brussels during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring dozens and killing "many" at the airport and a subway station, according to the country's prime minister. We're continuing to update the story here: http://bit.ly/1UKS9mA
- •Two explosions hit the Zaventem airport in Brussels around 8 am local time (3 am Eastern) in the departure area. One was in the entryway and the other near the American Airlines ticket counter.
- •Another explosion followed at 9:11 am local time (4:11 am Eastern) in the Maelbeek metro station near central Brussels, in the European Quarter close to the buildings housing the European Parliament, European Commission, and other European Union institutions.
- •The Belgian health ministry said 11 people were killed and 87 were injured at the airport, according to Politico Europe.
- •The explosions at Maelbeek were on a metro car, part of a three-car train that had just pulled out on its way to the next station. The metro explosion alone killed 20 people and injured 106, 17 of them seriously, according to Yvan Mayeur, the mayor of Brussels.
- •Belgium's prime minister has told people to stay home. Public transportation, train service, and the airport have been shut down.
- •At least one explosion was a suicide bombing, according to Belgian officials.
- •Belgian authorities are searching for the bombers. The deputy prime minister, Didier Reynders, said they were afraid that there are "individuals still at large," according to Belgian broadcaster RTBF.
- •What we don't knowThe official total killed or wounded in both attacks. The identity of the people or groups responsible for them. Whether the explosion at the airport was a bomb or a suicide bombing.