Islamic State claims responsibility for Brussels airport blasts


BRUSSELS, Belgium – Belgian police releases the photo of a man they wish to question in connection with Zaventem airport blasts.

The police are appealing for help in identifying a potential suspect, who could have information about the attack on Zaventem airport this morning.

The unknown man, seen below dressed in white, is thought to be linked to this morning’s bombing which left at least 14 people dead.

The identity of the two other men is unknown.

The photograph was circulating on social media earlier this afternoon before Belgium’s federal prosecutor confirmed that the man in white was the subject of police inquiries.

Islamic State claims responsibility

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the two bomb attacks in Brussels, a news agency affiliated with the group said.

AMAQ agency said:

Islamic State fighters carried out a series of bombings with explosive belts and devices on Tuesday, targeting an airport and a central metro station in the center of the Belgian capital Brussels.

Belgium’s Royal Palace has confirmed that King Philippe will address the nation in a live broadcast on all television channels at 7pm (6pm GMT).