By: Sakari Prescott
ISIS declared their responsibility for the suicide bombing in the Belgium airport in Brussels on Tuesday, March 22nd. There were 30 dead and 230 wounded. The 2 explosions happened during rush hour around 8 a.m. One of the explosions was a suicide bombing and the other was a regular bombing. One explosion happened near the security in front of the airlines and the other happened at the check-in counter. A third explosion happened an hour later at a subway station in the district of Maelbeek.
The explosion wasn’t surprising, as Belgium has been receiving bomb threats for a few months. ISIS took responsibility for the attack by saying their “fighters” were in charge of this bombing. While searching in the debris from the attack, investigators found a nail bomb, chemical products and an ISIS flag. Belgian jurisdiction is mindful of the three possible suspects in the airport attack. Two men were shown in the surveillance images pushing luggage carts were identified as the bombers. Ever since the bombing at Brussels happened, the security everywhere has increased miraculously.
Two attackers have been identified as Khalid and Ibrahim El Baraoui. They are brothers that are known to the authorities for criminal offenses, but not terrorism. One of the brothers were at the metro and the other was at the airport. There was a third attacker named Najim Laachraoui. He left a suitcase packed with explosives at the airport, and he is believed to be the master planner.
After the terrorist attacks in Brussels, people around the world took to the streets to show their sympathy with the country and the citizens in Brussels by comforting those who lost someone in the attack, art work, flowers and just kindness. The support branches out to the Internet with gofundme.com, accounts on different social medias like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
ISIS is probably turning to terrorism because they know they are losing the battle on the battlefield.