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UPDATE: Multiple deaths in Brussels after bombing at Metro station

Belgium's Interior Ministry have lifted the terror threat to the highest level after a 3rd explosion.

People stream out of the Maalbeek Metro station in Brussels following a suspected terrorist attack. Picture: Ron Eisenmann.
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JOHANNESBURG - Another explosion has rocked Brussels this morning, this time at the Maalbeek Metro Station close to European Union (EU) institutions.

Reports claim multiple people have died and many more have been injured.

Belgian authorities have now shut down all metro stations in and around Brussels and the Interior Ministry have lifted the terror threat to the highest level.

Earlier, explosions tore through the departure hall of Brussels airport on Tuesday morning killing multiple people and injuring many others, the Belgian news agency Belga said.

The agency said shots were fired and there were shouts in Arabic shortly before the explosions.

Shots were fired while reports claims that the explosions happened near the American Airlines desk.

The blasts 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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