ISIS takes responsibility for Brussels slaughter

Islamic State terrorists claim bombings that left at least 34 murdered, adding to their high profile assaults in Europe.
By Ari Yashar
First Publish: 3/22/2016, 5:18 PM

Soldiers guard European Commission in Brussels following bombings
Soldiers guard European Commission in Brussels following bombings
Reuters

Members of the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the series of bombings in Brussels on Tuesday, in which at least 34 victims were murdered and 186 more were wounded.

ISIS took responsibility for the bombings through a news website affiliated with it, as cited by Reuters.

The attack would mark the latest in a series of high-profile attacks on European soil by the jihadist group; last November ISIS launched a series of six coordinated attacks in Paris which left 130 people murdered.

Security forces continue to work to hunt down the suspects involved in Tuesday's attacks.

Those attacks included two explosions in the Zaventem Airport, where at least 14 were murdered and some 90 wounded. A ceiling in the airport collapsed in the wake of the explosion, trapping dozens of travelers and complicating efforts to recover victims of the attack.

Just an hour after explosions rocked the airport the Maalbeek metro station in Brussels was hit by an explosion, leaving at least 20 murdered and 60 wounded. The metro bombing took place just a few hundred yards away from the seat of the European Union government.

Belgium has announced three days of mourning in the wake of the attacks.



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