Brussels hit by explosions at Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station

A series of explosions has ripped through the departure hall of a Brussels airport and a metro station in the Belgian capital, killing at least 34 people and leaving many more wounded.

Two blasts targeted the main hall of Zaventem airport at about 8am local time (7am GMT) with a third detonating in Maelbeek metro station, about 100 metres from the headquarters of the European commission, shortly afterwards, as commuters were making their way to work in the rush hour.

The apparently coordinated explosions came four days after the arrest in a Brussels shootout of the only known survivor of of group of 10 Islamist attackers who killed 130 people in a string of suicide bombings and shootings in Paris in November.

-More at TheGuardian

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