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.
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.
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.