Tuesday, March 22, 2016 6:58 pm
The bombs used during the terrorist attack on the international airport in Brussels contained nails, an official from a hospital treating some of the victims told the Belga News Agency.
Thirteen victims, five with serious injuries were rushed to Gasthuisberg hospital in the city of Leuven.
Its head, Marc Decramer, was quoted as saying that most of the victims suffered fractures, burns and serious cuts caused by metallic objects. (dpa/NAN)
Meanwhile, Islamic State Militants have claimed responsibility for the attacks, the extremist group’s Amaq Agency has said.
Amaq, one of the group’s multiple media outlets, said that Islamic State fighters, opened fire inside the Belgian capital’s Zaventen airport before detonating suicide bomb while one suicide attacker targeted the Maelbeek metro station.
The brief report, published first on Amaq’s English-language website, described Belgium as “a country participating in the international coalition against the Islamic State.”