Brussels attack: Obama offers support to Belgium

Havan: Condemning the deadly multiple explosions in Brussels, United States President Barrack Obama on Tuesday said that they would do whatever is necessary to support Belgium in bringing to justice those who are responsible for the outrageous attacks.

“I want to comment on the terror attack that took place in Brussels. The thoughts and prayers of the American people are with the people of Belgium. We stand in solidarity with them in condemning these outrageous attacks against innocent people. We will do whatever is necessary to support our friend and ally Belgium in bringing to justice those who are responsible,” Obama said before a speech to the Cuban people here.

At least 34 people have been killed while 55 others were seriously injured in terrorist attacks at the Brussels international airport and a city metro station.

Twin blasts hit the Zaventem Airport at about 07:00 GMT, leaving the passengers terrified.

Another explosion struck the Maelbeek metro station an hour later, reported Guardian.

Shots were fired and words in Arabic shouted before the blasts were heard near the American Airlines check-in desk in the departure hall, a Belgian news agency reported.

All flights have been cancelled and the rail traffic towards the Belgian airport suspended post the attack. (ANI)