Live Press Conference: Belgian Prime Minister

  • by: Maarten Schenk

BREAKING NEWS STORY: check for live updates below.

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Live updates:

: No information if the attacks are connected to the capture of Paris attack terrorist Saleh Abdeslam.

: Camera images are being analyzed.

: Scattered luggage in the departure hall had to be searched for extra explosives/bombs, made the initial rescue efforts slow.

: Investigation has started to track down the perpetrators, but no further info can be given about this at this point.

: Two explosions in Zaventem airport departure hall. One probably caused by suicide bomber. Later on another exposion at Maalbeek metro station.

: Number 1771 is open for information about victims etc.

: Please remain calm and stand in solidarity in these trying circumstances.

: Terror threat level raised to four: restrictions on public transport, extra military security of sensitive places.

: We feared an additional terrorist attack, and it happened. Terrorists have committed murder. Many dead, wounded.

: Extra security measures, border closed, public transport shut down.

: Two attacks, on metro and airport.

: Thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families...

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