BREAKING -BRUSSELS UNDER ATTACK
Two blasts rocked the departure hall of Brussels’ Zaventem Airport at about 8am local time, reportedly killing 17 people and leaving dozens injured. Authorities report that more undetonated homemade bombs have been discovered within the terminal.
- 09:05 GMT
One of the blasts in the Brussels airport was enacted by a suicide bomber, Belgian TV reports.
- 09:05 GMT
Belgian police have found three unused suicide belts at Zaventem Airport, TASS cites Belgian TV.
- 08:55 GMT
The blast at Meelbeek station claimed the lives of 10 passengers, police source informed.
Another blast has occurred at the Brussels Metro’s Schuman station.
A journalist from the Georgian national TV station was present at Brussels airport at the time of the explosions, and claims one of the blasts was caused by the explosion of a personal bag.
“We’re being warned that the danger is not over and we should be ready for a new explosion at any time,” Interfax cites the journalist as saying.
The Brussels Transport Authority says all subway stations in the Belgian capital are being closed, Reuters reports.
- 08:32 GMT
Belgian intelligence has been aware of a terror attack being prepared, but didn't know the precise location or timing, RIA Novosti reports.
- 08:29 GMT
Belgian authorities have raised the security alert to the highest level following blasts at the Zaventem Airport and Maalbeek Metro station.
- 08:25 GMT
There has reportedly been an explosion at Maalbeek Metro station. Artsloi station has been evacuated.