At Least 26 Dead Following Brussels Attacks

AT LEAST 26 DEAD FOLLOWING BRUSSELS ATTACKS

The Taoiseach says ‘once again Europe is under attack’.

His comments follow the deaths of at least 26 people in three separate explosions in the Belgian capital.

11 died this morning in two rush hour blasts at the Zavantem airport, while another 15 were killed at the Maelbeek metro station in Brussels city centre near UN buildings.

No one has claimed responsibilty for today’s attacks yet but it’s suspected to be the work of IS terrorists.

The Dail has held a minute’s silence in memory of the victims of the Brussels attacks, and of those who died in Sunday’s tragedy in Buncrana.

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny informed the house that there are no indications of Irish injuries in the Brussels attacks.

Meanwhile the Department of Foreign Affairs says anyone concerned for family or friends in Brussels can phone 01 408 2000.

All flights to and from Zavantem airport have been cancelled until tomorrow morning.

However flights through Brussels Charleroi are running, with some delays at the airport.

Both Ryanair and Aer Lingus are offering refunds and changes to customers.

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