ISIS has used it’s news agency to claim credit for the horrifying Brussels terror attacks that have left at least 30 dead and 200 wounded. Amaq News Agency released the information and it has been confirmed.
— SITE Intel Group (@siteintelgroup) March 22, 2016
World leaders have responded with universal outrage.
Prime Minister Charles Michel called the latest attacks “blind, violent and cowardly”, adding: “This is a day of tragedy, a black day… I would like to call on everyone to show calmness and solidarity”.
European Council president Donald Tusk said: “These attacks mark another low by the terrorists in the service of hatred and violence.”
US President Barack Obama called the blasts “outrageous attacks against innocent people”.
The attack started when a pair of terrorists detonated themselves at airline check in counters at Zaventem airport, leaving 11 dead and 81 wounded there. Shortly after, another explosion struck the Brussels subway station, killing more than 20 and wounding more than 100.
All public transit has been closed in Brussels and other European airports have increased security to unprecedented levels.