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Brussels terror attack updates: 31 dead, 260 injured

A series of terrorist attacks struck Brussels early on Tuesday, March 22, leaving 31 dead and 260 injured.

  • Three explosions went off in the Belgian capital the morning of March 22: two in the Brussels airport and another in the Maelbeek metro station. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
  • Two of the suspected bombers have been identified as Khalid and Brahim El Bakraoui. The brothers are believed to have died carrying out the attacks. A third suicide bomber was identified as Najim Laachraoui, who was previously linked to the Paris terror attacks in November 2015.
  • One suspect is still being sought by police.
  • The suspects were identified by a taxi driver who drove them to the airport. They had very heavy bags, and the heaviest one -- which turned out to contain the heaviest load of explosives -- had to be left behind because it didn't fit in the cab.
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