Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Chilling footage shows moment terrified passengers cower under desks and run for their lives after suicide bomb blasts rock Brussels Airport in series of attacks that killed 34 across the city
  • At least 14 people killed after two explosions struck near the American Airlines check-in desk at 8am (7am GMT)
  • Reports of a firefight between police and attackers seconds before they shouted 'in Arabic' and detonated bombs
  • Terrified passengers covered in blood ran for their lives after explosion sent 'shockwaves' through terminal building
  • Another blast killed 20 at a Metro station near EU headquarters in Maelbeek area of central Brussels just after 9am
  • Two suspects arrested a mile from train station at around 11am as hundreds of troops and police flood the streets 
  • Comes a day after Belgium minister warned of revenge strikes after arrest of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam
  • Were you caught up in the attacks? Contact Simon Tomlinson on 02036151926 or simon.tomlinson@dailymail.co.uk
  • See more of the latest news updates on the Brussels bombings as explosions hit the Belgian capital
Cowering under desks and running for their lives, this is the terrifying moment passengers were caught up in an ISIS suicide bomb attack at Brussels Airport today in a series of blasts that have killed at least 34 people and injured 170 across the city.
Witnesses described apocalyptic scenes with blood and 'dismembered bodies everywhere' after two blasts rocked the terminal at around 8am (7am GMT), killing at least 14 people and injuring dozens of others.
Then 79 minutes later at 9.19am, at least 20 people were killed and scores injured, some critically, when a blast hit a Metro station just 400 metres from the EU headquarters in the city centre.
At the airport, there were reports of a firefight between police and the attackers who shouted in Arabic moments before detonating their bombs, one of which was understood to contain nails.
An unexploded suicide vest was later found in the rubble and a Kalashnikov rifle beside the body of a dead terrorist. 
The blasts, which detonated near a Starbucks and several check-in desks, sent shockwaves through the terminal building, shattering windows and knocking roof tiles off the ceiling as terrified passengers ran for their lives.

'It was like the apocalypse.. you could see peoples' bodies but no legs': Terrified witnesses describe seeing bodies thrown into the air as explosions ripped through Brussels Airport

  • Frightened passengers describe seeing 'dismembered bodies everywhere'
  • They have told how ceiling collapsed after bombs ripped through terminal
  • Witness reports seeing bodies thrown into the air as explosions went off 
  • Airport 'suicide bomb blasts' claimed 14 lives and left more than 50 injured
  • Were you caught up in the attacks? Call MailOnline on 0203 6151718 or email julian.robinson@mailonline.co.uk 
  • See the latest news on the Brussels attacks and Airport explosions

 At least 31 dead in bombings of Brussels airport, metro

 Mar 22, 11:10 AM EDT

PARIS — As explosions rocked the airport and the metro in Brussels this morning, fears grew that the threat of terrorism is morphing into the threat of guerrilla war in Europe.

Brussels Airport and Subway Attacks Kill 34

BRUSSELS — A series of deadly terrorist attacks struck Brussels on Tuesday, with two explosions at the city’s main international airport and a third in a subway station at the heart of the city, near the headquarters complex of the European Union.
At least one of the two airport explosions was touched off by a suicide bomber, officials said. At least 34 people were killed — 14 at the airport and 20 at the subway station — and many more wounded, including 92 at the airport and 106 at the subway station.

Brussels attacks: Chilling new aftermath footage shows terrified travellers cowering behind suitcases following twin explosions  
  UK MIrror

Up to 34 victims have been confirmed dead and 90 injured as officials have declared the Belgium capital city is on "lockdown"

Brussels attacks: 34 killed and hundreds wounded as Islamic State claims responsibility for airport and Metro bombings - live
3:50PM GMT 22 Mar 2016

'Shocking' Unpreparedness by Belgians: Ex-Official

Current and former U.S. and European counter-terrorism officials told NBC News that the location and timing of the attacks -- just days after the capture of the suspected leader of the Bataclan massacre in Paris -- suggested a level of unpreparedness by Belgian authorities that one ex-official called "shocking.

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