: Belgium remains on highest level of alert following multiple attacks in Brussels
Society11:32 Mar. 23, 2016
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Belgium remains on highest level of alert following multiple attacks in Brussels

ISIS claim responsibility for attacks which killed 34 and injured hundreds more

Brussels was on the highest level of alert on Tuesday night. Soldiers and military vehicles could be seen in the city centre and in the downtown area, otherwise the streets were empty.

Watch also Brussels Attacks: Death toll rises to at least 34

The Belgian government has warned residents to remain in their homes with the doors and windows closed.

Twin explosions rocked the departure hall at the Brussels airport during rush hour on Tuesday. The airport has since been sealed off with no flights leaving or arriving.

Watch also U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter condemns Belgium bombings

Moments after the deadly blasts at the airport another explosion rocked the Maelbeek metro station, a stones throw from the European Union headquaters in Brussels.

The so-called Islamic State Terrorist group have now claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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