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Brussels came under terrorist attack; Scores killed

The attack on Belgium is of strategic concern for the security agencies as the headquarters of both the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU) are located in this city.

Mar 23, 2016 13:00 IST
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Brussels: The capital city of Belgium

Brussels was in news on 22 March 2016 as the city came under terrorist attack. A series of explosions, claimed by the Islamic State, took place at the Zaventem Airport and Maalbeek metro station killing at least 34 people and injuring more than 200.

With this attack, Belgium became the second European capital that came under terrorist attack in a span of less than 5 months.

Earlier, on 13 November 2015, Terrorists attacked six locations around Paris killing around 130 civilians and injuring another 200 people and security personnel.

However, the attack on Belgium is of more strategic concern as the headquarters of both the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU) are located in this city.

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