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Brussels Belgium explosions: Airport and metro hit with 'at least 13 killed' Several explosions have struck Brussels airport and the metro system, causing at least 13 deaths, Belgian media say.

Two blasts tore through the departures area of Zaventem airport shortly after 08:00 local time (07:00 GMT).

An hour later, an explosion hit Maalbeek metro station, close to the EU institutions. The airport and whole transport system have been closed.

The attacks come four days after Salah Abdeslam, the main fugitive in the Paris attacks, was seized in Brussels.

The Belgian government has confirmed casualties at the airport but has given no numbers. The cause of the explosions is unknown.

Belgium has now raised its terror threat to its highest level.

The first suspects in a series of attacks in Brussels are captured.

The division of the Belgian security forces conducted an operation to detain the first groups of people, who suspected in acts of terrorism in Brussels.

It became known from the reports of the Belgian media, which referring to the representatives of security agencies.

According to the stated information, the two men were arrested after a series of inspections nearby the north railway station in Brussels.

The captured will be checked for communications with the terrorists, which organized the horrific attacks in Brussels.

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