Update — March 22, 9:14 a.m. EST: The death toll has risen to 34 people.
Update — 11:51 a.m. EST: The terrorist organization ISIS has taken responsibility for the blasts.
The nation-wide terror alert for Belgium has been risen to level four — its highest — after explosions rocked the airport and one subway station there in the early morning hours Tuesday. Belgium state broadcaster RTBF has reported that the Brussels airport explosion was a suicide bomber.
ABC has reported that at least 28 people have been killed in the attacks.
At least 23 killed in #Brussels blasts, Belgian media report: 13 at airport; 10 at subway. https://t.co/UzLfwZhVbh pic.twitter.com/dS4fAeE9wy
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) March 22, 2016
Explosions rip through #Brussels airport & a metro station in the Belgian capital. Updates: https://t.co/36itNqXJfW https://t.co/jwMN2SbmFZ
— New Day (@NewDay) March 22, 2016
The blasts come less than a week after Salah Abdeslam, the ringleader of the terrorist attacks in Paris, was captured in a raid in the Molenbeek neighborhood of Brussels.
This story is developing; we will update this as more information becomes available.
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