BREAKING NEWS: BRUSSELS ATTACKS

At around 8:19am Brussels time, two explosions were heard in Zaventem Airport in Brussels. The explosions were confirmed to be caused by a suicide attacker, exploding around the American Airlines desk in the airport. Roughly 30-45 minutes following this suicide attack, another attack occurred at the Brussels Metro station close to the EU commission building. The EU commission building is understood to be on lockdown.

Reports have suggested multiple attacks occurred across a number of Metro stations, and all metro systems in Brussels have been closed. 

The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has offered the countries full support and is understood to be chairing an emergency COBRA meeting later today. The foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, has said that the government is tracking the scenario minute by minute and will offer full assistance to Brussels.

Reports have suggested the attacks are in retaliation to the recent arrest of Salah Abdeslam.

  • At the time of writing, there are 31 fatalities and 260 injured in both the airport and metro attacks combined.

A series of images will be posted below. All images belong to their respective owners.

Story being updated in real time.

-Benjamin John Wareing

  

Clear damage to the metro system in Brussels seen

 

Public evacuated from metro systems underground

  

Armed forces guard numerous metro systems around Brussels

  

The initial response at Brussels airport

  

The first image of the metro attack

  

First response seen at Brussels airport

  

Inital responders appeared confused in Brussels airport

  

Exterior damage seen to Brussels airport

  

Glass shattered outwards at Brussels airport

  

Inside aftermath of Brussels airport explosions

  

Direct aftermath of Brussels Metro station attack

  

All transport systems in Brussels have been closed down

  

Extremely graphic image of direct aftermath inside Brussels airport

  

Stock market affect directly after attacks

  

Injured civilians rest after airport attack

  

Crowds being evacuated in Brussels airport

  

Graphic image of injured in Brussels airport

  

First image of inside Brussels airport

  

Graphic image of injured emerging from Brussels airport

  

Second image of Brussels attack

  

Damaged interior of Brussels airport

  

First image of Brussels airport

 

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