Brussels: 34 killed, 55 injured in twin blasts at international airport, metro station (Update)

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Brussels, Mar. 22 (ANI): At least 34 people have been killed while 55 others were seriously injured in terrorist attacks at the Brussels international airport and a city metro station.

Twin blasts hit the Zaventem Airport at about 07:00 GMT, leaving the passengers terrified.

Another explosion struck the Maelbeek metro station an hour later, reported Guardian.

Shots were fired and words in Arabic shouted before the blasts were heard near the American Airlines check-in desk in the departure hall, a Belgian news agency reported.

All flights have been cancelled and the rail traffic towards the Belgian airport suspended post the attack.

Prime Minister of Belgium, Charles Michel, while speaking at a news conference calling the attacks ‘blind, violent, cowardly’.

Condemning the attack, British Prime Minister David Cameron offered condolences and security support to his Belgian counterpart.

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He said that “we absolutely stand” with the Belgian people.

French President François Hollande vowed ‘to relentlessly fight terrorism, both internationally and internally’.

“Through the Brussels attacks, it is the whole of Europe that is hit,” New York Times quoted him as saying. (ANI)

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