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UPDATED: ISIS Takes Reponsibility for Brussels Attacks


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.

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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