ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attacks On Civilians At Airport And Metro-Station
Reminiscent of the recent November Paris bombings, Brussels is today recovering from ISIS claimed attacks that took the lives of 35 people and injured hundreds of others during rush hour on Tuesday morning. Two explosions ripped through the Brussels airport and minutes later in a Brussels metro station near European Union headquarters. American and European Intelligence agencies had been on alert for possible attacks since Friday’s arrest in Belgium of accused Paris attacks conspirator Salah Abdeslam.
Condolences and condemnation poured in from all around the world. President Barack Obama pledged to “do whatever is necessary” to help Belgian authorities seek justice for those killed and injured during Tuesday’s explosions in Brussels.
Pres. Obama on his historic visit to Cuba, commented about the Brussels’s attack in a keynote address to the Cuban people. “We stand in solidarity with them in condemning these outrageous attacks against innocent people,”
At the Vatican today, during his weekly general assembly, Pope Francis said it was with an “aching heart” that he followed the news of the terrorist attacks. “I once again appeal to all people of good will to unite in the unanimous condemnation of these cruel abominations that are causing only death, terror and horror,” his holiness said.
USINPAC condemns the twin terror attacks in Brussels and our prayers and thoughts are with the families of the victims and survivors of this terrible tragedy. Mr. Sanjay Puri, the founder of USINPAC expressed horror and shock at this outrageous attack saying, “This happened in the beautiful city of Brussels, when people were going about their daily lives. We must unite, all of us together, all forces regardless of race, nationality or religion to defeat this scourge of terrorism.”
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