ISIS Claims Responsibility For Terror Attacks In Brussels, Authorities Investigating 3 Suspects
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the deadly terror attacks in Brussels on Tuesday. The coordinated sieges during rush hour featured three lethal explosions in the main international airport and the heart of the subway in Belgium’s capital.
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has released a statement proudly claiming responsibility for the heinous attacks that took the lives of at least 34 and injured 100 more.
The AMAQ news agency, which is basically ISIL’s wire service, had this press release on the matter.
“Islamic State fighters carried out a series of bombings with explosive belts and devices on Tuesday, targeting an airport and a central metro station in the center of the Belgian capital Brussels, a country participating in the international coalition against the Islamic State.
Islamic State fighters opened fire inside Zaventem Airport, before several of them detonated their explosive belts, as a martyrdom bomber detonated his explosive belt in the Maalbeek metro station. The attacks resulted in more than 230 dead and wounded.”
There were numerous reports of witnesses saying that they heard shouts in Arabic and guns being fired shortly before the two blasts erupted in a packed airport departure lounge at the Zaventem Airport.
Belgian authorities are reportedly investigating three suspects and Belgian media published a security camera photo of three young men pushing luggage trolleys through the airport.
Belgian authorities fear that suspects may still be at large.
Other reports are circulating that two of the men are believed to have blown themselves up, and police are hunting the third.
Belgian federal prosecutors had asked media to not release the picture because it is an ongoing investigation, but it leaked on social media.
The deadly attacks occurred only four days after the arrest of Salah Abdeslam in Brussels, who is believed to participated in the terror attacks on Paris last November that took the lives of 130 people.
There is speculation that Abdeslam’s capture compelled Tuesday’s bombing in Brussels because these new suspects were in contact and part of the same ISIS terror cell with Abdeslam. While under interrogation, Abdeslam may have divulged their names and whereabouts. So they carried out the nefarious attack before they too were caught.