Brussels under attack, Europe under attack

Two blasts have struck the departures area of Zaventem airport in Brussels. The Belgian government has confirmed casualties but has given no numbers. The cause of the explosions is unknown. Another explosion has now been reported at the Maelbeek metro station close to the EU institutions. The whole metro system has been closed. (BBC)

Belgian authorities have opened an emergency number: +32 2 506 711

Belgian News Agency says Security personnel had opened fire on man who shouted words in Arabic, then two explosions at Brussels Airport.