Several people killed, according to Reuters, in two sudden explosions at the departure hall of Brussels airport. This sounds bad, especially coming the day after one of the key persons behnd the Paris attacks was arrested in the same city. According to one Belgian news agency, words "in Arabic" were heard spoken just before the first blast. :(
I just got in at work and got this lovely bit of news. It was only a matter of time, honestly, since local law enforcement has been cracking down hard on all the bad neighborhoods in and around Brussels for months since the Paris attacks now. Retaliation was inevitable. Maybe now they'll realize you have to do this quaint little thing called 'screening' before just letting people in, Muslim or otherwise.
As for any new information, still waiting on more, but so far one death is possible, and 11 injuries. One news outlet claims 11 dead but this hasn't been confirmed yet. Additionally, witness accounts claim some shots were fired, followed by words in Arabic, and then two explosions. All of this is also not confirmed yet. Apparently more bombs were found so the airport is evacuated, flights moved elsewhere and disposal teams are working on clearing the airport.
My parents live right near Brussels and my brother works near the metro station that got attacked as well in Maalbeek so this hits a little close to home.
Let's hope they step up their crackdown and finally clean up not just the capital but the country, as the amount of terrorist attacks abroad that can be traced back to this little cesspool of a country is embarrassing and mortifying.