Why did Obama attend a baseball game in Cuba when Brussels was attacked?

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Washington, Mar 23: While the entire world was left shell-shocked after multiple blasts ripped through the city of Brussels, US President Barack Obama was seen attending a ball game on the same day in Cuba.

As terror attacks in Brussels sent shockwaves across Europe, Obama stuck to his schedule- a speech in front of many in Cuba and later attending a baseball game.

Also read: Brussels attack: Police releases CCTV image of suspected attackers

Obama refuses to bow down to terrorists

While there were some like John Kasich who critisised Obama for not returning to the US immediately, Obama explained why he attended the baseball game.

Obama said: "The whole premise of terrorism is to try to disrupt people's ordinary lives." He refused to bow down to the terrorists and said: "What they can do is scare and make people afraid. And disrupt our daily lives and divide us... and as long as we don't allow that to happen, we're going to be okay."

Also read: Belgium attackers' bombs were 'in their bags': local mayor

Obama attended the game between Tampa Bay rays and the Cuban national team. He attended the game with his family and Raul Castro. Before the game began, Obama and others observed a moment of silence for the victims in Brussels.

Meanwhile, the Belgian police released the CCTV image of three suspected attackers and have launched a man hunt for the one suspect who managed to flee the airport after the explosions.

The remaining two are said to have blown themselves up at the airport.

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