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Fatal explosions hit Brussels airport, metro system

Several explosions have hit the Brussels airport and metro system.The blasts come just days after Salah Abdeslam, the main fugitive in the Paris attacks, was seized in Brussels. We hear from a journalist in Brussels to give us an update.
Two women are wounded in Brussels Airport in Brussels, Belgium, after explosions, March 22, 2016. All flights were canceled, arriving planes were being diverted and Belgium's terror alert level was raised to maximum, officials said. (Ketevan Kardava/Georgian Public Broadcaster via AP)
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A soldier stands near broken windows after explosions at Zaventem airport near Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. (Francois Lenoir/Reuters)

Several explosions have hit the Brussels airport and metro system about an hour a part, at the height of the morning commute. The attack has left more than 26 dead. 

The blasts come just days after Salah Abdeslam, the main fugitive in the Paris attacks, was seized in Brussels.

The Current reached Georg von Harrach, a Europe-based journalist in Brussels to tell us more about the blasts and if there's a link to the Paris attacks.

Brussels seems to, at the moment, be a hot bed for this kind of activity. These attacks really repeat that that's still a problem here in Belgium.- Georg von Harrach, journalist in Brussels on recent airport, subway explosions
A wounded man in Brussels Airport in Brussels, Belgium, after explosions, March 22, 2016. (Ketevan Kardava/Georgian Public Broadcaster/Associated Press)

 

This segment was produced by The Current's Shannon Higgins.