BRUSSELS attacks allegedly carried out by ISIS as a revenge for the capture of their member Salah Abdeslam — who was protected and hidden by the Muslim community.
BREAKING – JUST NOW: ADDITIONAL EXPLOSION HEARD IN BRUSSELS
BREAKING NEWS: At least 23 dead after ‘suicide bombers’ attack American Airlines check-in desk at Brussels Airport – as SECOND ‘terror attack’ hits Metro station near EU headquarters
Shouts ‘in Arabic’ heard before two explosions went off near the American Airlines check-in desk at 8am (7am GMT)
Terrified passengers covered in blood ran for their lives after explosion sent ‘shockwaves’ through terminal building
Reports of another explosion at a Metro station near the EU headquarters in the Maelbeek area of central Brussels
Evacuated passengers are being ferried onto buses and are being driven to a ‘crisis centre’ away from the airport
Comes a day after Belgium minister warned of revenge attacks after arrest of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam
By Simon Tomlinson and Martin Robinson and John Stevens In Brussels and Mark Duell for MailOnline, 22 March 2016
At least 23 people have been killed and dozens injured in Brussels after a series of terror attacks struck the city’s airport and a metro station near the EU headquarters.
Witnesses described apocalyptic scenes with blood and ‘dismembered bodies everywhere’ after two blasts rocked the American Airlines check-in desk at Brussels Airport at 8am (7am GMT) in a suspected suicide bombing. At least 13 people have died and 35 were injured.
Around 90 minutes later, ten people are believed to have been killed when an explosion hit a Metro station just 400 metres from the EU headquarters in the city centre in another suspected terror attack.
The explosions come just a day after the Belgium Interior Minister warned of possible revenge attacks after the arrest of Paris massacre suspect Salah Abdeslam in the city last week.
At the airport, shouts in Arabic were reportedly heard before the explosions which sent shockwaves through the terminal building, shattering windows, knocking roof tiles off the ceiling and sending terrified passengers running for their lives.
Samir Derrouich, who works at a restaurant in the airport, told MailOnline: ‘The two explosions were almost simultaneous.
‘They were both at check-in desk. One was close to the Starbucks. It was awful. There was just blood. It was like the apocalypse.’
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