BRUSSELS — Explosions at the airport and a downtown metro stop rocked the city Tuesday, killing at least 26 people, wounding dozens and shutting down all public transportation.
Terror alerts rose across Europe and around the world.
Belgium’s federal prosecutor confirmed the blasts at the airport were caused by a suicide attack. The explosion at the metro station was near buildings that house European Union institutions in central Brussels.
“We were fearing terrorist attacks and that has now happened,” Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said.
Maggie De Block, Belgium’s federal health minister, said the terrorist bombings at the airport killed at least 11 people and injured 81.Brussels’ transportation agency, the STIB, said 15 people died in the metro bombing.