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VOA: Brussels in Chaos Amid Apparent Terrorist Attacks

In Brussels, the Associated Press is reporting that several people have been injured in an explosion at a subway station near the European Union’s main headquarters. The subway blast happened an hour after at least one person was killed and several more injured in two explosions at the city’s international airport.

The earlier blasts occurred in the airport’s departure hall, shattering the building’s windows. The cause of the explosions have not been determined. The Belga news agency says shots were fired and words shouted in Arabic before the blasts occurred.

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