In a continuation of the destruction caused by the Paris bomb attacks, which has had Europeans gripped in fear for over four months now, a terror attack took place today [Tuesday, March 22] in Brussels, Belgium—two blasts at Brussels Airport, a third explosion in the city at a Metro station near EU buildings.

The entire population of Belgium (approx. 11 million) is currently on lockdown, with 23 people now confirmed dead.

According to the UK’s Daily Mirror:

A suicide bomber struck at Brussels airport, with shots fired and words shouted in Arabic before two blasts were heard near the American Airlines check-in desk.

Passengers were seen fleeing for their lives shortly after 8am local time. The airport is on lockdown with all flights cancelled and rail traffic towards the airport suspended.

An hour later, an explosion was heard at a city centre metro station in what appears to be a separate terror attack.

Facebook has activated its safety check once again in the aftermath of the event. The tragedy occurs four days after suspected Paris bomber Salah Abdeslam was captured in the Belgian capital.

Photo Credit: Daily Mirror