BRUSSELS: ISLAMIC TERRORIST ATTACK follows Arab Muslim shouts of “Allahu Akbar” – at least 34 dead, hundreds wounded, city on lockdown
Get ready to hear Obama and other world leaders say , “But of course this has nothing to do with Islam.”
Malbeek train carriage
UK Daily Mail Cowering under desks and running for their lives, this is the terrifying moment passengers were caught up in a suicide bomb attack at Brussels Airport today in a series of blasts that have killed at least 34 people and injured 170 across the city.
Witnesses described apocalyptic scenes with blood and ‘dismembered bodies everywhere’ after two blasts rocked the terminal at around 8am (7am GMT), killing at least 14 people and injuring dozens of others.
‘Bombs contained nails to create more victims,’ said the hospital.
Then 79 minutes later at 9.19am, at least 20 people were killed and scores injured, some critically, when a blast hit a Metro station just 400 metres from the EU headquarters in the city centre.
There were also reports the Tihange nuclear power plant, around 90km from the capital, is being evacuated of all non-essential staff as Belgium raised security to its maximum level.
At the airport, there were reports of a firefight between police and the attackers who shouted in Arabic moments before detonating their bombs.
An unexploded suicide vest was later found in the rubble and a Kalashnikov rifle beside the body of a dead terrorist.
The blasts, which detonated near the American Airlines and Brussels Airlines check-in desks, sent shockwaves through the terminal building, shattering windows and knocking roof tiles off the ceiling as terrified passengers ran for their lives.
The explosions, coming just four months after the Paris attacks, have left countries around the world reeling, with security services placed on high alert, flights cancelled, Eurostar services suspended and France’s border with Belgium shut down.
Two suspects were arrested a mile from the Maelbeek metro station at around 11am as hundreds of troops and police flooded the streets of Brussels in the hunt for members of the terror cell.
Soldiers have been also been deployed at the airport and other key locations across the capital.
The bombings come just a day after the Belgium Interior Minister warned of possible revenge attacks after the arrest of Paris massacre suspect Salah Abdeslam in the city on Friday.
UPDATE: Police arrest two men but more suspects are on the run as revealed on CCTV
UK Daily Mail Armed police have arrested two men and already have CCTV of one of the Brussels airport bombers including the moment he detonated his suicide belt, MailOnline can reveal. Every space in the city’s airport is covered by four CCTV cameras, including the arrivals hall where at least 14 were killed.
Maelbeek station’s surveillance network is also being used to pinpoint the moment that 20 people were murdered 79 minutes later. The Belgian Foreign Ministry has confirmed they believe some of the terrorists involved are ‘still at large’. Minutes later two suspects were held at gunpoint at Brussels North railway a mile from Maelbeek subway.
A third suspect has been arrested on a train near Amsterdam and a suspect package at Gard du Nord in Paris delayed Eurostar services this afternoon.
Police are already looking at hours of CCTV footage before and after the explosions as they hunt for those behind the attacks. But security sources said today they believe they do have video of one of the terrorists moments before he detonated one of three bombs.