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EU policy chief condemns Brussels attacks

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 00:43

The European Union's Foreign Policy chief says deadly attacks in the Belgian capital are a sad day for Europe. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION The EU's foreign policy chief said it was a sad day for Europe on Tuesday (March 22) after two explosions tore through Brussels airport earlier in the day, killing around 20 people in what Belgian public media called a suicide attack. A further blast struck a metro station in the Belgian capital shortly afterwards. Federica Mogherini made the comments during a trip to the Jordanian capital, Amman. "We are still waiting for more precise news on the dynamics of the attacks in Brussels but it is quite clear that the roots of the pain we are suffering around our region are very much the same and that we are united in not only suffering our victims but also reacting to these acts and preventing radicalisation and violence together," she said. The blasts at the airport and metro station occurred four days after the arrest in Brussels of a suspected participant in November militant attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. Belgian police had been on alert for any reprisal action.

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EU policy chief condemns Brussels attacks

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 00:43