Belgium mourns following terror attacks



    Belgium mourns following terror attacks

    March 23, Brussels: Belgium says it is observing three days of mourning following bomb attacks in the capital Brussels that left 34 people dead and about 250 wounded.

    A minute's silence for the victims will be held at midday (11:00 GMT).

    Police are continuing a huge manhunt for a suspect caught on CCTV shortly before two bombs exploded at Zaventem airport on Tuesday morning, media reports said.

    An hour later another blast tore through a metro train near the Maelbeek station.

    So-called Islamic State (IS) has said it was behind the attacks and warned that more would follow, reports said.

    Meanwhile, the US State Department has urged US citizens of the "potential risks" of travelling to Europe.

    Terror groups were planning "near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants and transportation," a statement by the US department said.

    Tuesday's blasts came days after the capture in Brussels of Salah Abdeslam who investigators say was involved in last November's terror attacks in Paris.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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