Terrorist Attack in Belgium

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Terrorist Attack in Belgium

Postby Andrew on Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:02 am

Deadly bombings rock Brussels airport, subway

Deadly explosions at an airport and subway station rocked Brussels on Tuesday, killing more than 30 people and injuring over 100. The terror group Islamic State has claimed responsibility.


Western intelligence officials believe there are "more than a handful" of Islamic State terrorists connected to the Brussels attacks who are still at large and plotting more attacks, a U.S. official tells Yahoo News.

The comments from a U.S. official came as the Islamic State's web forum took official responsibility for today's attack and threatened more strikes. The group promised "the alliance of crusaders" that it would see "dark days in response to their aggression against the Islamic State," according to a statement in Arabic and French that was monitored by MEMRI, a group that tracks jihadist propaganda. The statement continued: "What awaits you will be grievous and bitter, with Allah's permission."

A U.S. official told Yahoo News "there is no reason to doubt" the Islamic State's claims to be behind the Brussels attacks. The perpetrators that carried out the attacks on the Brussels airport and subway were part of a larger network believed to be "in the dozens" — as many as 30 to 40 — that also carried out last November's attacks in Paris and some of them have yet to be captured or killed .


Horrible. What else can you say?

On a related note, Dikembe Mutombo was in the airport at the time of the attacks, but is unharmed.
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Re: Terrorist Attack in Belgium

Postby ThePointForward on Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:32 am

Yeah, there is extra tension in Europe right now, though when you put it in perspective, more people die every day in traffic accidents.

I'd actually like media to downplay this kind of news. Just mention them and move on. Huge publicity is what these terrorists want and they're currently getting plenty.
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Re: Terrorist Attack in Belgium

Postby mp3 on Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:58 am

I see your point and you are right in many ways but people who lost there lives and there loved ones want and should be honoured
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Re: Terrorist Attack in Belgium

Postby Andrew on Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:44 am

It's definitely a double-edged sword. You never want to downplay the loss of life, but you don't want to play into the fear that these groups are trying to instil.
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