Brussels Bombings Leave Dozens Dead, Hundreds Injured


Couresty Tribune News Service.

One of the memorials that sprang up near the Metro in Brussels.

Zaria Swain, Editor In Chief

Three suicide bomber attacked an airport in Brussels on last Tuesday, leading to the death of eleven people. The first attack in the Maelbeek train station killed almost twenty people. It is alleged that ISIS is claiming responsibility for the devastating attack.

The three terrorist were driven to the airport in a taxi and were seen with loads of luggage in the airport; the three men had to rent a luggage carrier to harbor their suitcases filled with bombs.  The taxi driver says that he picked up the men on Max street. The men supposedly had about fifteen kilograms of TATP, chemical substances, a suitcase full of screws and nails, and of course they could not forget an ISIS flag. They also had other things that would leave them fully equipped to make explosive weapons.

The Belgian authorities have come to the conclusion that two of the bombers, Khalid el-Bakraoui and Brahim el-Bakraoui are brothers. Investigators say that one of the brothers, Brahim el-Bakraoui left a written letter behind. It is alleged that Khalid is the man behind the attack in the nearby metro station just one hour after the bombing of at the airport.

Only two of the suspected terrorist were caught in police custody, but the other still remains on the loose. The authorities believe that there are still hiding out in their country. It took police endless days and nights as they searched the streets of Belgium looking for leads. It was not until they found a computer that contained a will that belonged to Brahim el-Bakraoui, that they were given the lead they needed to trace and uncover more details about where the three men could be.

Two days after this attack on what seems to be a peaceful and bright city, people are beginning to think that the government is not doing not doing their job because they failed to recognize security lapses that may have lead to this devastating attack. Coincidentally Belgium has one of Europe’s biggest Muslim communities, and the Belgian government has an estimate that nearly 500 of these Muslims have been recruited to fight for ISIS. This could be one of the reasons Belgium was targeted.

On the other hand, it is possible that the “point” was simply reminding people they are not safe anywhere from the ISIS threat.