The bombing attacks in Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday morning have sent shockwaves around the world.
While information is still coming in regarding how this terrible event occurred and the number of victims — current reports state 34 killed and another 170 injured — people from all over are mourning in their own way.
Jean Plantureux, also known by his professional name Plantu, is a French artist who has already created an incredibly touching tribute to Belgium and today's tragic events.
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The French newspaper Le Monde took to Instagram and Twitter to share his cartoon (above) which depicts a personified French flag crying and wrapping one around around a Belgian national flag that's also weeping. The picture is captioned:
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UPDATE 11:28 A.M. EST: The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Brussels attacks, according to the Associated Press.
On Tuesday morning, tragedy struck Brussels, Belgium when explosions occurred at both the Brussels Zaventem Airport's Departures Hall and the Maelbeek Metro Station.
The blast at the metro station ended up killing at least 15 people and injuring several more, while the airport explosion killed 13 and left at least 35 injured.
As a result, Belgium has raised their terror threat to the highest level and the Prime Minister Charles Michel took to Twitter to share:
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A Belgian counter-terrorism source has confirmed that Paris terror attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has been captured alive.
The arrest happened after police conducted a raid on Friday in Brussels that resulted in two suspects in custody, one of which was Abdeslam.
The Belgian federal prosecutor's office said Salah's fingerprints and DNA were both found in an apartment in Brussels that authorities had raided two days earlier that left one person dead and two on the run.
The man who was killed was Mohamed Belkaid, an Algerian man who went by the name Samir Bouzid and is thought to be the person who directed the November 13 Paris attack via phone calls from Belgium.
Salah, who's brother blew himself up after during the Paris attack, was thought to have fled the scene and been hiding out in the raided apartment since the terrible incident.
Stay tuned as this story develops…
[Image via AP Images.]
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On Wednesday, two terror suspects were declared dead with seven others being detained in custody after an intense shootout in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis. Whoa.
The security operation was in response to the deadly attacks in the City of Lights that shook the world last week. It's reported the operation was meant to target the ringleaders of the terrorism strike — specifically Abdelhamid Abaaoud and Salah Abdeslam.
The French police concentrated their mission in one particular residence building in the suburb where the targets had barricaded themselves. 15 residents, including women and children, were evacuated prior to the cops flooding the small town with heavy backup.
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According to sources, one woman who was suspected by the authorities ended her life by blowing herself up via suicide belt.
In fact, the town's residents were certainly not far from the terrifying action.
One source noted:
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On Friday night tragedy struck Paris, France when terrorists launched a coordinated attack across the city that left over 100 people dead.
The locations involved included restaurants, the Bataclan concert hall, and the Stade de France during a soccer match in which French President François Hollande was attending.
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Both Hollande and the POTUS have addressed the attacks that were claimed to be from the Islamic State — ISIS or ISIL — as we've been waiting for more details about the developing situation to break.
Well now it appears that we have a major breakthrough as a French official has identified the suspected mastermind behind the attacks. According to media reports, Belgian national
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