Brussels attacks: Search ops underway to nab suspects

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Brussels (Belgium), Mar. 23 (ANI): The police have begun the search operation to nab the culprits responsible for yesterday’s terror attacks in Brussels in which over 30 people were killed and scores of others injured.

While two blasts took place at the Zaventem airport killing at least 11 people and injuring 100 others, a third bomb went off an hour later at the Maelbeek metro station on the rue de la Loi, close to the European Union headquarters killing twenty people and injuring 130 others.

The CCTV captured two of the suspected attackers dressed in black and wearing black gloves on their left hands.

Federal prosecutor Frederic van Leeuw said the two men “very likely committed a suicide attack”, reports the Guardian.

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Meanwhile, the Belgian Police has launched a series of raids in a massive manhunt for the third man, who is thought to have escaped without detonating his suicide bomb following the attacks.

The police have issued photographs and asked the public to name the suspects as the identities of them are not known yet.

During a raid, the police discovered an explosive device containing nails, chemical products and an ISIS flag in Schaarbeek in the northern suburb of Brussels.

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the terror attacks, saying that its operatives had carried out a series of bombings with explosive belts and devices. Later in a statement, it promised further attacks which would be worse and bitter.

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel described the incidents as ‘black day’ for Belgium and said that what was feared has happened. He announced three days of national mourning.

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The Brussels airport will remain closed today and the metro will be running on partial services. (ANI)

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