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Belgium: Brussels Airport remains closed one week after deadly attack00:55

Belgium: Brussels Airport remains closed one week after deadly attack

Belgium, Brussels
March 29, 2016 at 14:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Brussels Airport remained closed and under tight security, Tuesday, as work continued to repair the facility following damaged sustained in two bomb attacks on March 22.

The airport released a statement saying it would be closed until "further notice" pending the completion of repair work and the implementation of new security measures. A partial reopening is expected on Wednesday but the airport is not due to operate at full capacity for several months.

Security continues to be on high alert at the airport with military and armed police conducting strict security checks on vehicles passing into the area. Police are continuing to carry out forensic examinations at the international departures hall where the bombs exploded.

At least 35 people were killed and more than 300 injured in bomb attacks carried out on Brussels international airport and the Maelbeek metro station on Tuesday, March 22. The attacks occurred just four days after Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in November's Paris attacks, was captured by Belgian police in Brussels. The self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS, ISIL) has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Belgium: Brussels Airport remains closed one week after deadly attack00:55
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Brussels Airport remained closed and under tight security, Tuesday, as work continued to repair the facility following damaged sustained in two bomb attacks on March 22.

The airport released a statement saying it would be closed until "further notice" pending the completion of repair work and the implementation of new security measures. A partial reopening is expected on Wednesday but the airport is not due to operate at full capacity for several months.

Security continues to be on high alert at the airport with military and armed police conducting strict security checks on vehicles passing into the area. Police are continuing to carry out forensic examinations at the international departures hall where the bombs exploded.

At least 35 people were killed and more than 300 injured in bomb attacks carried out on Brussels international airport and the Maelbeek metro station on Tuesday, March 22. The attacks occurred just four days after Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in November's Paris attacks, was captured by Belgian police in Brussels. The self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS, ISIL) has claimed responsibility for the attacks.