Brussels attacked in retaliation for Salah Abdeslam's arrest?

Brussels, Mar 22: Brussels was rocked by multiple explosions on Tuesday, Mar 22. Two explosions were reported from Brussels Zaventem airport, whereas one explosion was reported from Maelbeek Metro station.

Though no terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attacks so far, Brussels was on high alert for a possible revenge attack following the arrest of Paris attacks accused, Salah Abdeslam.

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Brussels blasts a revenge attack?

Abdeslam was arrested on Friday, Mar 18. Belgium's Interior Minister, Jan Jambon, said the country was on high alert for a possible revenge attack following the capture of Abdeslam in a flat in Brussels on Friday.

Abdeslam, one of the most wanted men in Europe, is suspected of involvement in attacks in Paris. These attacks killed 130 people in Paris on November 13 last year. 

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The attacks come a day after Jambon said, "We know that stopping one cell can push others into action. We are aware of it in this case."

Meanwhile, according to latest reports, 13 people were reported dead at the airport and many were left injured. The death toll at the Maelbeek metro station is yet to be confirmed.

Following the attacks, Belgian interior minister said that the terror level has been to maximum level in wake of airport explosions.

Following Abdeslam's arrest it was revealed that Abdeslam was planning more attacks in Belgium. He told investigators that he ' was ready to restart something from Brussels.'

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