On Tuesday, 22nd Mar 2016, there happened another ugly terrorist attack at the Brussels airport, which is Belgium’s capital. An hour later another attack took place at a rush-hour, in the metro train, which killed at least 30 people and injured more than 100. The police is still hunting for one of the suspects who fled the air terminal.
The police informed that the Brussels Islamic State claimed responsibility for this suicide bomb attack. In the CCTV camera footage, it was found that a young man in a hat was pushing a laden luggage trolley at Zaventem airport alongside two others who, had later blown themselves up in the terminal, killing at least 10 people.
The coordinated assault triggered security alerts across Europe and drew global expressions of support, four days after Brussels police had captured the prime surviving suspect in Islamic State’s attacks on Paris last November.
Belgian police appealed to travellers who had been at the airport and metro station to send in any photographs taken before the attacks in their efforts to identify the bombers.
Public broadcaster VRT said police had found a Kalashnikov assault rifle next to the body of an attacker at the airport. Such weapons have become a trademark of Islamic State-inspired attacks in Europe, notably in Belgium and France, including on Nov. 13 in Paris.
U.S. President Barack Obama led calls of support to Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel after Brussels had gone into a state of virtual lock-down.
“We must be together regardless of nationality or race or faith in fighting against the scourge of terrorism,” Obama told a news conference in Cuba. “We can and we will defeat those who threaten the safety and security of people all around the world.”
This tragedy has triggered security alerts across western Europe and brought warnings from American officials. Multiple U.S. airlines diverted and canceled flights to and from Belgium.
This is a devastating tragedy that impacted so many lives. The World wants PEACE!