Belgian police told AFP on Tuesday that a blast at a metro station near the EU institutions in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, caused deaths and injuries, without offering further details.
“There are wounded, There are dead. I don’t know how many,” a police officer told an AFP reporter as he escorted a woman away from the blast scene.
A Belgian prosecutor in a statement confirmed the explosion at the Maalbeek metro station.
At least 21 people have been reported dead in the airport and metro blasts.
According to UK Mirror, a suicide bomber struck at Brussels airport, with shots fired and words shouted in Arabic before two blasts were heard near the American Airlines check-in desk.
Passengers were seen fleeing for their lives shortly after 8am local time. The airport is currently on lockdown with all flights cancelled and rail traffic towards the airport suspended.
An hour later, an explosion was heard at a city centre metro station in what appears to be a separate terror attack.
British Prime Minister, David Cameron will hold a meeting of the government’s emergency COBRA committee later in the day.
The attacks come four days after Salah Abdeslam was arrested in the Belgian capital in relation to November’s terror attacks on Paris.