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Greek Foreign Ministry decries Brussels attacks

TAGS: Terrorism

The Greek Foreign Ministry on Tuesday decried a deadly attack on the main international airport of Brussels, which was followed by blasts in the Belgian capital’s metro system.

“Our Union’s capital is under attack. We mourn the dead & pledge to conquer terror through democracy,” the ministry said on Twitter.

Brussels was rocked on Tuesday morning by a suspected suicide bombing at the main airport, in which at least 10 people have been killed, according to reports, and dozens injured.

The attack was followed by at least one blast at a metro station near the European Union’s headquarters and European Parliament, prompting Belgian authorities to declare a lockdown of the airport, the entire metro system and the city center.

Greece's permanent representation in Brussels is located close to Maalbeek station where one of the blasts occurred but, according to Kathimerini's correspendent in the Belgian capital, Eleni Varvitsiotis, there were no reports of any Greeks among the dead or injured.

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