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- According to Belgian Prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw, two brothers, Khalid and Brahim El Bakraoui, already known to the police, attacked the metro and the airport respectively.
- Police overnight issued photos of a third man, now believed to be on the run, from the suicide bombing at Zaventem airport. Local media have name him as Najim Laachraoui. Earlier tabloid reports he had been captured were retracted.
- The first victim of the attacks has been named – Adelma Tapia Ruiz, a 36-year old Peruvian woman who died at the airport. Names of other victims and some of the pictured survivors have also emerged during the day.
- Belgian police have carried out overnight raids, including one in Schaarbeek which uncovered an Isis flag and nail bomb.
- King Philippe addressed the country on television last night, calling the attacks “cowardly”.
Some buses are running in the Belgian capital, and Metro lines 2 and 6 were due to restart.
Belgium begins three days of national mourning.
- Three EU Commission officials have been injured, whilst the DG Agriculture building is closed and being examined for structural damage after the Maelbeek metro blast.
British campaigners and politicians on both sides of the debate over the UK’s membership of the EU today were swift to cite the Brussels terror attacks as evidence to support their points of view on the Brexit referendum.
Europe has widely denounced the attacks carried out in Brussels yesterday (22 March). EurActiv Germany reports on Berlin’s reaction to the terrorist bombings.