by NW Spotlight
CNN reporting 28 killed in the 3 Brussels’ attacks – around 130 wounded
Brussels, Belgium was rocked by three explosions today – one at a subway station and two at the airport.
CNN reported the Belgian Prime Minister told reporters “We were fearing terrorist attacks, and that has now happened.”
CNN also reported “Belgian federal Prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw said it was too soon to know exactly how many people died in the bombings. Yet the Brussels Metro Authority reported that 15 died and 55 were wounded in the subway station blast. And public broadcaster VRT said at least 13 more were killed, and about 35 were injured, in the two blasts in the Brussels airport departure hall.” As of 5:00 AM Pacific, CNN is reporting 130 wounded in the three attacks.
The Belgian federal prosecutor said at least one of the airport explosions was a suicide bombing.
Underscoring the statement from the federal prosecutor on it being too soon, the number of victims killed in the Brussels’ attacks is varying in reports. A different CNN report in an online banner cites the number killed at 26, and the Wall Street Journal is reporting at least 27.
UPDATE (8:49 AM ET, Wed March 23, 2016) – CNN reporting 30 killed in the 3 Brussels’ attacks – around 230 wounded
UPDATE (Mon 3/28/2016) – AP reporting more victims died in hospital, brings death toll to 35
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