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Just learned that there were two explosions that went off in the departure area of Zaventem airport in Brussels, Belgium. There were casualties, but the Belgian government has not yet released the numbers. All flights have been cancelled, and the airport is now closed and is in the process of evacuation.
There were reports of shots fired, and the men doing the shooting speaking in Arabic, according to Belga news agency.
Also, there was an explosion reported at Maelbeek metro station in Brussels, which is not far from the European Union government buildings.
These attacks come in the immediate aftermath of the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, the main suspect in the terrorist attacks in Paris last November.
Belgium stood with France after the Paris attacks, and France and Belgium worked closely together in the subsequent months to capture and rout the terrorists involved then. France will surely do the same now that Belgium finds itself the victim.
Thoughts and prayers are with the people of Belgium today.
Brussels Zaventem airport blasts cause casualties 19 minutes ago From the section BBC Europe: