A suspected terrorist attack in Brussels this morning has left at least 23 dead and scores more injured.
There have been reports of explosions and gunfire across the city. It is understood that two explosive devices were detonated around an American Airlines check-in desk at Brussels airport at around 8am local time. At least 13 people died in the immediate aftermath of the blasts. Witnesses reported ceiling tiles collapsing and pieces of luggage and bodies strewn everywhere. Armed police began evacuating the area, and survivors were directed on to the tarmac.
The airport was immediately put into lockdown and all flights were diverted to other locations.
About an hour later, another device went off inside a metro station in downtown Brussels.
The attacks come four days after the chief suspect of masterminding the deadly Paris attacks last year, Salah Abdeslam, was arrested in the Belgian capital.