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Terror strikes Brussels days after dramatic arrest of Salah Abdeslam

Two blasts targeted the main hall of Zaventem Airport while a third hit Maalbeek metro station near EU buildings

Brussels

A SERIES of explosions ripped through Brussels airport and a city metro station on Tuesday, killing at least 34 people in the latest attacks to target Europe.

Security was tightened across the continent and transport links paralysed after the bombings that Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel branded as "blind, violent and cowardly". "This is a day of tragedy, a black day," Mr Michel said on national television.

Two blasts targeted the main hall of Zaventem Airport at around 8 am (0700 GMT), with prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw saying that the assault likely involved at least one suicide bomber.

A third hit Maalbeek metro station near the European Union's main buildings, just as commuters...

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