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PICTURES: Terror In Brussels, City On Lockdown

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Three explosions ripped through the Belgian capital this morning. Shots were fired and shouting was heard in Arabic in Brussels Airport before the first two attacks. A third explosion, minutes from the European Union offices, rocked Maelbeen metro station.

At least 21 people have died in the attacks on Brussels airport and metro system, Pierre Meys, a spokesman for the Brussels fire brigade, told AFP.

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Mr Meys said 11 people were killed in the twin blasts at the airport.

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Broken blown out at the scene of explosions at Zaventem airport near Brussels (Reuters)

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Brussels Airport (Twitter)

A security perimeter has been set, on March 22, 2016 near Maalbeek metro station in Brussels, after a blast at this station near the EU institutions caused deaths and injuries. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

A security perimeter has been set near Maalbeek metro station in Brussels, after a blast at this station near the EU institutions caused deaths and injuries. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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The Metro train at Maelbeen station, reported to be of today’s attack (Twitter)

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Brussels Airport (Twitter/@DAVIDCRUNELLE)

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Brussels Airport (Twitter/@DAVIDCRUNELLE)

Brussels Airport (Twitter)

Brussels Airport (Twitter)

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The injured in Brussels Airport (AP Photo)

Military personnel arrives at the Rue de la Loi, following its evacuation after an explosion at the Maalbeek subway station in Brussels, on March 22, 2016 A string of explosions rocked Brussels airport and a city metro station on Tuesday, killing at least 13 people, according to media reports, as Belgium raised its terror threat to the maximum level. / AFP / Belga / HATIM KAGHAT / Belgium OUT (Photo credit should read HATIM KAGHAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Military personnel arrive at the Rue de la Loi, following its evacuation after an explosion at the Maalbeek subway station in Brussels, on March 22, 2016 (HATIM KAGHAT/AFP/Getty Images)

A helicopter of the Belgian police flies above the area near Maalbeek metro station, on March 22, 2016 in Brussels, after a blast at this station near the EU institutions caused deaths and injuries. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

A helicopter of the Belgian police flies above the area near Maalbeek metro station, on March 22, 2016 in Brussels, after a blast at this station near the EU institutions caused deaths and injuries. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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Two explosions rocked Brussels Airport (Twitter)

Belgian servicemen block the road close to a meeting of the National Security Council at the Prime Minister's office, in Brussels, on March 22, 2016, after a string of explosions rocked Brussels airport and a city metro station, killing at least 21 people, as Belgium raised its terror threat to the maximum level. The blasts come days after the dramatic arrest in Brussels on March 18 of Salah Abdeslam, the prime suspect in the Paris terror attacks that killed 130 people in November, after four months on the run. / AFP / Belga / James Arthur Gekiere / Belgium OUT (Photo credit should read JAMES ARTHUR GEKIERE/AFP/Getty Images)

Belgian servicemen block the road close to a meeting of the National Security Council at the Prime Minister’s office, in Brussels, on March 22, 2016, (JAMES ARTHUR GEKIERE/AFP/Getty Images)

People are evacuated from Brussels Airport, in Zaventem, on March 22, 2016. after at least 13 people have been killed by two explosions in the departure hall of Brussels Airport. / AFP / Belga / VIRGINIE LEFOUR / Belgium OUT (Photo credit should read VIRGINIE LEFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

People are evacuated from Brussels Airport, in Zaventem, on March 22, 2016. (VIRGINIE LEFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

The military police carries extra patrols at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, on March 22, 2016 in response to the attacks in the departure hall of Brussels Airport and at a Brussels metro station. / AFP / ANP / Evert Elzinga / Netherlands OUT (Photo credit should read EVERT ELZINGA/AFP/Getty Images)

The military police carries extra patrols at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, on March 22, 2016 (EVERT ELZINGA/AFP/Getty Images)

Firefighters arrive at a security perimeter set in the Rue de la Loi near the Maalbeek subway station, in Brussels, on March 22, 2016, after an explosion killed around 10 people, according to spokesman of Brussels' fire brigade A string of explosions rocked Brussels airport and a city metro station on Tuesday, killing at least 13 people, according to media reports, as Belgium raised its terror threat to the maximum level. / AFP / Belga / LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ / Belgium OUT (Photo credit should read LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ/AFP/Getty Images)

Firefighters arrive at a security perimeter set in the Rue de la Loi near the Maalbeek subway station, in Brussels, on March 22, 2016 (LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ/AFP/Getty Images)

Passengers are evacuated from Brussels airport, on March 22, 2016 in Zaventem, after at least 13 people were killed and 35 injured as twin blasts rocked the main terminal of Brussels airport.AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS / AFP / JOHN THYS (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Passengers are evacuated from Brussels airport, on March 22, 2016 in Zaventem (JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Belgian servicemen and police officers block the road outside the Prime Minister's office where a meeting of the National Security Council is held, in Brussels, on March 22, 2016, after a string of explosions rocked Brussels airport and a city metro station, killing at least 21 people, as Belgium raised its terror threat to the maximum level. The blasts come days after the dramatic arrest in Brussels on March 18 of Salah Abdeslam, the prime suspect in the Paris terror attacks that killed 130 people in November, after four months on the run. / AFP / Belga / Belgium OUT (Photo credit should read /AFP/Getty Images)

Belgian servicemen and police officers block the road outside the Prime Minister’s office where a meeting of the National Security Council is held, in Brussels, on March 22, 2016 (AFP/Getty Images)

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - MARCH 22: Highway access to Zaventem Bruxelles International Airport is closed following a series of terrorist attacks on March 22, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. At least 13 people are though to have been killed after Brussels airport was hit by two explosions whilst a Metro station was also targeted. The attacks come just days after a key suspect in the Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, was captured in Brussels. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

Highway access to Zaventem Bruxelles International Airport is closed following a series of terrorist attacks on March 22, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium (Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

A man with blood stains on his sweater leaves Brussels airport in Zaventem on March 22, 2016 following twin blasts. A string of explosions rocked Brussels airport and a city metro station, killing at least 21 people in apparently coordinated attacks, officials said. == BELGIUM OUT == / AFP / Belga / DIRK WAEM / Belgium OUT (Photo credit should read DIRK WAEM/AFP/Getty Images)

A man with blood stains on his sweater leaves Brussels airport in Zaventem on March 22, 2016 (DIRK WAEM/AFP/Getty Images)

Rescue teams evacuate wounded people outside the Maalbeek metro station in Brussels on March 21, 2016 after a blast at this station located near the EU institutions. Belgian firefighters said at least 26 people had died after "enormous" blasts rocked Brussels airport and a city metro station today, as Belgium raised its terror threat to the maximum level. / AFP / - (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

Rescue teams evacuate wounded people outside the Maalbeek metro station in Brussels on March 21, 2016 after a blast at this station located near the EU institutions. (AFP/Getty Images)

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - MARCH 22: Airport staff comfort each other as passengers are evacuated from Zaventem Bruxelles International Airport after a terrorist attack on March 22, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. At least 28 people are though to have been killed after Brussels airport and a Metro station were targeted by explosions. The attacks come just days after a key suspect in the Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, was captured in Brussels. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

Airport staff comfort each other as passengers are evacuated from Zaventem Bruxelles International Airport after a terrorist attack on March 22, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium (Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

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More pictures emerge from Brussels Airport (Twitter)

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More pictures emerge from Brussels Airport (Twitter)

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More pictures emerge from Brussels Airport (Twitter)


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