Belgian Special Police Raids Schaerbeek area in Brussels


Time: 8:06 p.m. CEST

Hours after the triple deadly explosions on two locations in Brussels, the special-force police raids the Schaerbeek area in the city, where they found in the search of the houses explosive device containing nails, chemical products and an Islamic State group flag, media in Belgium report.

Belgian Prime minister Charles Michel and federal prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw held the news conference on Tuesday evening. As Van Leeuw said, “there are still no confirmed figures regarding fatalities and causalities.” He also said the bomb squads made controlled explosions during the day on suspect packages. Van Leeuw said that “two suspects were suicide bombers, while third suspect is at large.”

The Belgian prosecutor said it is to early to connect the last year attack in Paris and today attack in Brussels. Prime minister Michel said that National Security Council would meet tonight. While people gathered to pay respect for the victims of the attack, police have issued a wanted notice for one of the men spotted on the airport security cameras pictures, for whom are asking is anyone knows who is it.

The picture shows two people in black jackets with luggage trollies and a third person “wearing a hat.” In the afternoon, security forces found and destroyed a third bomb at Zaventem Airport, as the governor of Braban Flanders said.

Earlier, the branded statement delivered via Islamic State group’s official social media accounts said the targets had been “carefully selected.” There is less information about the identity of dead and injured in the attack.

Previously, the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-day Saints said in a press release that three Mormon missionaries serving in the Paris mission were seriously injured. The fourth one already passed the airport security, the LDS church said.

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