BRUSSELS

In pictures: the Brussels terror attack

Brussels, the capital of Belgium and headquarters of the European Union, was hit by three coordinated terrorist bombings this morning (March 22). Suicide bombers struck the airport and a metro station close to EU buildings during the morning rush hour. By mid-morning, 26 people had been declared dead and the number of wounded had climbed to 136.

Here are some of the photos filtering in of the city’s devastation:

The blown out windows of Zaventem airport are seen after a deadly attack in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Authorities in Europe have tightened security at airports, on subways, at the borders and on city streets after deadly attacks Tuesday on the Brussels airport and its subway system. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
The blown out windows of Zaventem airport (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

 

People stand near Brussels airport after being evacuated following  explosions that rocked the facility in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday March 22, 2016. Authorities locked down the Belgian capital on Tuesday after explosions rocked the Brussels airport and subway system, killing  a number of people and injuring many more. Belgium raised its terror alert to its highest level, diverting arriving planes and trains and ordering people to stay where they were. Airports across Europe tightened security. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
People stand near Brussels airport after the attacks. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
In this image made from video, emergency rescue workers stretcher an unidentified person at the site of an explosion at a metro station in Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016.   Explosions rocked the Brussels airport and the subway system Tuesday, just days after the main suspect in the November Paris attacks was arrested in the city, police said.(APTN via AP)
An unidentified person is treated outside the airport. (APTN via AP)
People react as they walk away from Brussels airport after explosions rocked the facility in Brussels, Belgium Tuesday March 22, 2016.   Explosions rocked the Brussels airport and the subway system Tuesday, just days after the main suspect in the November Paris attacks was arrested in the city, police said. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
People emerge from Brussels airport. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
epa05225272 Passengers and airport staff are evacuated from the terminal building after explosions at Brussels Airport in Zaventem near Brussels, Belgium, 22 March 2016. A double explosion in the departure hall of Zaventem Airport in Brussels has left at least 13 dead and 35 wounded, sources at the General Attorney's Office of Belgium said. Hours later, blasts also rocked Shuman and Maelbeek metro stations near European Union buildings, the number of victims which remains unknown, prompting a shutdown of the metro system as authorities raised the city terror alert to the maximum level.  EPA/LAURENT DUBRULE
Passengers and airport staff are evacuated from the terminal. (EPA/Laurant Dubrule)
Emergency services evacuate a woman after a explosion in a main metro station in Brussels on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Explosions rocked the Brussels airport and the subway system Tuesday, killing at least 13 people and injuring many others just days after the main suspect in the November Paris attacks was arrested in the city, police said. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
Emergency services near a metro station in Brussels. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
People react outside Brussels airport after explosions rocked the facility in Brussels, Belgium Tuesday March 22, 2016.   Explosions rocked the Brussels airport and the subway system Tuesday, just days after the main suspect in the November Paris attacks was arrested in the city, police said. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
Reactions outside Brussels airport. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
In this still image taken from video from RTL Belgium  people receive treatment in the debris strewn terminal at Brussels Airport, in Brussels after explosions Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Authorities locked down the Belgian capital on Tuesday after explosions rocked the Brussels airport and subway system, killing  a number of people and injuring many more. Belgium raised its terror alert to its highest level, diverting arriving planes and trains and ordering people to stay where they were. Airports across Europe tightened security.  (RTL via AP) BELGIUM OUT TV OUT NO ARCHIVE
Still from a television image showing the aftermath of the airport bombing. (RTL via AP)
European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, reacts to the latest news on the Brussels attacks, during a news conference with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh in Amman, Jordan, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Mogherini, fighting back tears, has stopped short a news conference in Jordan after saying that “today is a difficult day,” in reference to the Brussels attacks. (AP Photo)
Federica Mogherini, European Union foreign policy chief, reacts to news on the Brussels attacks. (AP Photo)
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