US Secretary of State Kerry Visits Brussels, Confirms Americans Among Killed

Time: 5:48 p.m. CEST

Secretary Kerry Helps a Lay a Wreath at the Brussels National Airport Terminal Attacked by Terrorists on March 22
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry helped lay a wreath at Brussels National Airport in Brussels, Belgium, on March 25, 2016, while visiting the terminal attacked earlier in the week. (State Department photo)

Two New Yorkers, siblings Sasha and Alexander Pinczowski lost their lives in Brussels attacks on Tuesday, as the statement of the New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said on Friday. In the statement, Cuomo expressed condolences to the Pinczowski family.

Belgian Prime Minister Michel Shakes Hands With Secretary Kerry After They Delivered Statements to the Media in Brussels

In Brussels, where Secretary of State John Kerry arrived from Moscow to express the support from the U.S. to Belgium he confirmed that Americans were among those killed in Tuesday’s attacks in Belgium’s capital. Kerry said that he was grieving with “the loved ones of those who have been very cruelly taken from us-including Americans.”

National Public Radio says the Associated Press, citing an anonymous official, says the families of two Americans “have been notified of their deaths.”

Belgian Prime minister Charles Michel who met Kerry on Friday in Brussels said he wants to express his condolence for the American victim. “We know that we are facing a situation with more than 14 nationalities,” Michel said on the victims of the Tuesday’s attack. The authorities haven’t released details, NPR says, about the victims of the attack, but individuals or other countries shared some information. The first victim that was identified was from Peru.


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