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  • Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Brussels Attack

  • The Jihadist group said that the attack was in retaliation for Belgian participation in an international coalition against it

European flags fly at half-mast in front of the European Commission headquarters in tribute to victims from the morning explosions in Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler,

22 of March 2016 10:35:32

BRUSSELS – The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks in Brussels, saying its extremists opened fire in the airport and "several of them" detonated suicide belts.The posting in the group's Amaq news agency said another suicide attacker detonated in the metro.The posting claimed the attack was in response to Belgium's support of the international coalition arrayed against it.

Islamic State fighters opened fire inside Zaventem Airport, before several of them detonated their explosive belts, as a martyrdom bomber detonated his explosive belt in the Maalbeek metro station."

— Amaq News Agency

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