- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s terrorist attacks on Brussels’ airport and subway system that killed at least 26 people and injured many more.

In a statement released through one of its propaganda outlets, the terror group said it used “explosive belts and devices” to carry out the deadly attacks.

“Islamic State fighters opened fire inside Zaventem Airport, before several of them detonated their explosive belts, as a martyrdom bomber detonated his explosive belt in the Maalbeek metro station,” a spokesperson said, the Independent reported. “The attacks resulted in more than 230 dead and wounded.”

The statement said the group targeted Belgium for its involvement “in the international coalition against the Islamic State.”

Immediately following the Tuesday morning explosions, Islamic State supporters took to Twitter to celebrate the attacks.

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