At least 31 people have been killed in explosions at an airport and metro station in Brussels.
At 8 am local time, two blasts went off at Zaventem airport, killing 11 and injuring 81, according to the Belgian health minister.
An hour after the airport explosions, the Maelbeek metro station was attacked, killing at least 20 and injuring over 100.
However, the mayor of Brussels, Yvan Mayeur, said it is “too early to say exactly what the number of victims will be.”
At least one explosion at the airport was caused by a suicide attack, according to latest reports.
The Belgian government has raised its terror alert to the highest level, and Prime Minister Charles Michel has advised all residents of Brussels to “avoid all movement.” All subway lines, as well as the European Union headquarters, are now closed. Also, all flights into Brussels have been suspended.
At the time of reporting, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
It will be recalled that on Friday, Belgian authorities arrested Salah Abdeslam, one of the architects of the November 2015 Paris attacks, in Brussels.