Tourism under threat: 31 dead in Brussels airport suicide terror attack
TThe world tourism and aviation industry continues to be under terrorist threat.A series of bombings with explosive belts and devices yesterday, March 22, targeting an airport and a central metro station in the center of the Belgian capital Brussels, have killed over 30 persons and injured over 230.A bomb exploded in the departure hall of the Brussels Airport before airport security, killing 13 people at the airport departure hall.Citizens and visitors in Brussels are asked by Belgium authorities to stay inside. The American embassy echoes this and has asked U.S. citizens in Brussels to stay indoors. The U.K. Foreign Office is ready to assist British nationals in Brussels.Brussels is in a stage 4 emergency and is being shut down by authorities. The deadly attack happened in the morning hours during the busy rush-hour in this busy European metropole.
The airport is shut down and does not accept incoming flights and no airlines are leaving.Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the two bomb attacks in Brussels, a news agency affiliated with the group said. According to the agency, Islamic State fighters had carried out a series of bombings with explosive belts and devices on Tuesday, targeting an airport and a central metro station in the center of the Belgian capital Brussels.Belgian police has released the photo of a man they wish to question in connection with Zaventem airport blasts.
The police are appealing for help in identifying a potential suspect, who could have information about the attack on Zaventem airport this morning.The unknown man is thought to be linked to the bombings.Questions about family or friends who are at the airport? A special hotline was established by authorities.Brussels prosecutor confirmed the attack in Brussels was a suicide terror attack.Meanwhile, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has strongly condemned the attacks in Brussels.David Scowsill, President & CEO, WTTC, has said that the WTTC is deeply saddened to hear about the callous attacks in Brussels, which have caused terrible injuries and the loss of so many innocent lives.“We live in a time when terror attacks are growing in frequency. We urge the governments around the world to work closely together to combat this global threat and to increase security measures on the ground and across borders through expanding intelligence sharing. Enhancing security does not mean closing down borders,” said Mr Scowsill.He also said that the WTTC encourages governments to make policy decisions that balance safety of their citizens while continuing to facilitate travel for business and leisure purposes.
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