Three explosions that hit the Belgian capital of Brussels killed at least 34 people and wounded more than 170.
Update — Mar. 22, 2:31 p.m. ET: ISIS has claimed ownership on the attack, and the casualty count has risen to a total of at least 230 wounded victims. Read more updates over on CNN.
Attackers detonated twin blasts at the Zaventem airport and one at the Maelbeek metro train beneath the the European Union’s capital on Tuesday (Mar. 22); one likely to be set off by a suicide bomber. As a result, Belgium has raised its terrorism threat to its highest level.
“We were fearing terrorist attacks, and that has now happened,” Belgian Prime Minister Charles Micheltold reporters.
The devastating attacks come days after the capture of Europe’s most wanted man, Salah Abdeslam.
— ABC News (@ABC) March 22, 2016
Celebrities are also taking to social media to react to the act of terror and to send their prayers to the victims and their families. Here is what they are sharing:
Sending prayers to everyone in Brussels.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) March 22, 2016
Healing love #Brussels
— Elvis Duran (@elvisduran) March 22, 2016
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) March 22, 2016
Terrible news from Brussels. Praying for the victims and their families. Horrible.
— Courteney Cox (@CourteneyCox) March 22, 2016
Just woke up to the horrible news. Thinking of the people in Brussels. My heart aches. Dammit!!!
— christina applegate (@1capplegate) March 22, 2016
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) March 22, 2016
I was supposed to be in the Beautiful city of Brussels soon…My heart is with you all.So terrible https://t.co/9c2SdYioGU
— Ian Somerhalder (@iansomerhalder) March 22, 2016
Devastating news to hear this morning. Senseless acts of violence. When will we stop all of this madness. Heart goes out to Brussels today.
— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) March 22, 2016
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