At least 34 people dead and 187 injured in suicide bombing, which destroyed the departure hall at Brussels Zaventem airport and Maelbeek Metro station according to Belgian media. Brussels is in a state of lock down with all transportation services, including metros, trains and bus services suspended. Belgian government and airport authorities have asked residents and passengers to stay away.
This attack came after the Paris attacks in November 2015 where at least 130 people were killed. Last week, Belgium arrested one of the suspect attackers, Salah Abdeslam, 26 years old. The Belgian foreign minister, Didier Reynders, said that Abdelslam had told investigators he was planning an attack in Brussels.
After these attacks, security has been tightened at airports not only in Belgium but also in France, Germany, Netherlands and Britain. “Terrorism has struck Belgium but it is Europe that was targeted. And it is the whole world that is concerned with this,” said Francois Hollande, the President of France.