March 22, 2016
U.S. security boosted after Belgium attacks
Who are they afraid of?
Associated Press -- March 22, 2016
Brussels attacks toll: 26 dead, 136 injured
“What we feared has happened"
Brussels -- Explosions, at least one likely caused by a suicide bomber, rocked the Brussels airport and subway system Tuesday, prompting a lockdown of the Belgian capital and heightened security across Europe. At least 26 people were reported dead and 136 injured.
A spokesman for the Brussels Metro said 15 people were killed and 55 injured in an explosion on a train. Belgian media initially reported at least 13 dead in two explosions at the airport, but later decreased that to 11, and 81 have been injured.
“What we feared has happened,” Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel told reporters. “In this time of tragedy, this black moment for our country, I appeal to everyone to remain calm but also to show solidarity.” [...]
European security officials have been bracing for a major attack for weeks, and warned that the Islamic State group was actively preparing to strike. The arrest Friday of a key suspect in the November attacks in Paris heightened those fears, as investigators said many more people were involved than originally thought, and that some are still on the loose.
Donald Trump Renews Call to 'Close Up Our Borders' After Brussels Terror Attacks
On "Fox and Friends" this morning, Donald Trump reacted to the terror attacks that rocked the Brussels airport and subway system Tuesday morning, killing at least 26 and injuring dozens.
Trump said the "absolutely horrible" attacks reinforce how important it is to make sure our border is secure and we vet anyone who enters the U.S.
He explained that tragedies like this and what happened in Paris in November seem to be becoming more and more frequent.
"We have a worldwide situation that is out of control," Trump said.
See more reaction from the Republican presidential front-runner above.
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