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Brussels airport ‘attackers’ caught on surveillance camera: Media

world Updated: Mar 22, 2016 22:04 IST
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A picture released on March 22, 2016 by the belgian federal police shows a screengrab of the airport CCTV camera showing suspects of attacks at the Brussels Airport, in Zaventem.(AFP Photo)

Belgian authorities published surveillance camera images of three suspects in the attack on Brussels airport on Tuesday in which at least 14 people were killed, Belga news agency reported.

The grainy picture, which Belga said was released by Belgian Police at the request of the federal prosecutor, shows three men pushing trollies with suitcases past the check-in area. Two of them have dark hair and one is wearing a hat.

The Islamic State on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the three blasts, saying the attacks were carried out by several suicide bombers in retaliation for Belgium’s participation in an international coalition targeting the group.

“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 centre of the Belgian capital Brussels, a country participating in the international coalition against the Islamic State,” a message posted on the website of Amaq Agency, which operates in areas controlled by the IS, read.

Fourteen people were killed in the two blasts at the Zaventem Airport while another explosion at Maalbeek metro station -- near the European Union’s main buildings -- claimed 20 lives.

(With inputs from AFP)