ISIS claims reponsibility for Brussels attack

Brussels: Global terror organization ISIS has claimed responsibility for the series of explosions that rocked Brussels on Tuesday killing at least 30 people.

In a statement released on one of its propaganda websites, ISIS said that its "fighters" were responsible for the attacks.

The group claimed that it "carried out a series of bombings with explosive belts and devices" in "the Belgian capital Brussels, a country participating in the international coalition against the Islamic State [ISIS]," ABC news reported.

Later, the police carried out raids in Brussels searching for one of the suspects and found "explosive device containing nails," "chemical products" and "an ISIS flag," in the Schaerbeek neighbourhod of the city, it added. A Kalashnikov assault rifle was found at the airport.

According to reports, authorities had warned that IS could retaliate after the arrest of Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam in Brussels. However, despite the warnings and heavy security, bombs went off, the Wall Street Journal wrote.

The attack is being described as one of the deadliest in the history of Brussels and the country has been put on terror level 4 following the explosions.

News24 Bureau