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Belgium hunts bombings suspect as country mourns deadly attacks


Belgium has launched a manhunt for suspects following Tuesday’s twin attacks that left at least 31 people dead and about 270 wounded.

The country’s investigators on Wednesday were hunting a man, Najim Laachraoui, seen fleeing Brussels airport after the suicide bombing, that was claimed by ISIS extremists.

Two massive suicide blasts by men with bombs in their bags hit Zaventem Airport Tuesday morning, leaving blood and mangled bodies strewn across the check-in hall and sending terrified travelers fleeing.

An hour later, another blast tore through a metro train near the Maelbeek station.

Belgian police have named two brothers, Khalid and Brahim el-Bakraoui, for being behind the airport suicide bombings.

A third man pictured with them at the airport, Najim Laachraoui, is still being sought.

Police helicopters hovered over the city late into the night and prosecutors said raids were carried out across Belgium, adding that a bomb, an ISIS flag and chemicals had been found in one apartment.

Flags will fly at half mast at public buildings across the country after Belgium authorities declared three days of national mourning.

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