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Brussels attacks on Zaventem Airport and Maalbeek Metro station: In pictures

At least 30 people have reportedly been killed with dozens more injured

Jess Staufenberg
Tuesday 22 March 2016 10:53 GMT
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Dozens of people have been killed at Brussels Airport in two explosions and a further blast at the Maalbeek Metro station in the Beglian capital.

At least 30 people have been killed in blasts which exploded at the departures area of the airport and at the Metro station shortly afterwards.

The airport blasts struck just after 8am local time close to the American Airlines section of the airport.

Travellers get to their feet in a smoke filled terminal at Brussels Airport after explosions
People are seen running from the terminal building
A man is wounded in Brussels Airport in Brussels
A man is wounded in Brussels Airport following two blasts at 8am local time
People stand near Brussels airport after being evacuated following explosions that rocked the facility in Brussels
Two women wounded in Brussels Airport in Brussels
Passengers and airport staff are evacuated from the terminal building after explosions at Brussels Airport in Zaventem near Brussels
Passengers comfort each other as they are evacuated from the terminal building after explosions at Brussels Airport in Zaventem
The explosion took place in the departures lounge, beyond airport security areas. (Jef Versele/Facebook)

Another explosion then hit Maalbeek Metro station, located near EU institutions, one hour later.

A view of the train after the explosion in Maelbeek station in Brussels
Maelbeek Metro station after an explosion on a train in Brussels
Rescue teams evacuate wounded people outside the Maalbeek metro station in Brussels
Passengers waiting to be evacuated from the train between Arts-Lois and Maelbeek
Smoke rising from the Maalbeek underground, in Brussels, following a blast at the station close to the capital's European quarter (Getty Images)
A private security guard helps a wounded women outside the Maalbeek metro station in Brussels
Belgian police and emergency staff arriving in the Wetstraat - Rue de la Loi, which has been evacuated after an explosion at the Maelbeek metro station in Brussels
A woman is evacuated in an ambulance by emergency services after a explosion in a main metro station in Brussels
Emergency personnel are seen at the scene of a blast outside a metro station in Brussels (Reuters)
Wounded people receive assistance by rescuers outside the Maalbeek metro station in Brussels

Isis has since claimed responsibility for the attacks.

People are evacuated from the Schuman station in Brussels (Evan Lamos/Twitter)
A Belgian soldier stands guard outside the Maalbeek metro station in Brussels after a blast at this station located near the EU institutions
Rescue workers treat victims outside the Maelbeek underground station
Emergency rescue workers stretcher an unidentified person at the site of an explosion at a metro station in Brussels (AP)

Up to 35 people are believed to be injured, according to reports.

Brussels airport explosion

The events come four days after the long-pursued suspect in the November Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, was captured in the Belgian capital.

The raid in which Abdeslam was arrested in Brussels last week (Reuters)

The cause of the explosions has not yet been confirmed.

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