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Belgium Mourns, Officials Hunt For Suspects In Deadly Attacks

The king and queen of Belgium and other dignitaries and officials attend a ceremony at Palais de la Nation in Brussels on March 24, 2016, two days after a triple bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group. (Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images)
The king and queen of Belgium and other dignitaries and officials attend a ceremony at Palais de la Nation in Brussels on March 24, 2016, two days after a triple bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group. (Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images)

Two days after the attacks that left 31 people dead and hundreds injured, Brussels is still grieving and authorities are looking for a suspect or suspects.

Tuesday’s attacks on the Brussels Airport and a metro station have been claimed by Islamic State group. Two of the suspected suicide bombers have been identified by Belgian authorities as Brussels-born brothers Ibrahim and Khalid el Bakraoui.

Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with journalist Teri Schultz in Brussels, who’s covering the story for NPR.

Guest

  • Teri Schultz, journalist in Brussels. She tweets @terischultz

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