This Happened - March 22: Terror In Brussels
The Brussels suicide attacks took place on this day in 2016, at the Zaventem airport and the Maalbeek metro station. A total of 32 people were killed and more than 300 others were injured in the attacks.
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Who carried out the Brussels attacks?
The attacks were carried out by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) militants. The attackers were primarily Belgian nationals, including brothers Ibrahim and Khalid El Bakraoui and Najim Laachraoui.
What was the motive behind the Brussels attacks?
The motive behind the attacks was to target the Western countries, particularly Belgium, which had participated in the fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Belgium responded to the attacks with a nationwide manhunt for the attackers and increased security measures across the country. The government also declared three days of national mourning and held a minute of silence for the victims.
What was the impact of the attacks on Belgium and Europe?
The attacks had a significant impact on Belgium and Europe, highlighting the ongoing threat of terrorism and the need for increased security measures. The attacks also led to greater international cooperation in the fight against terrorism and spurred debates about the integration of Muslim communities in Europe.