The city of Brussels is recovering from a series of terrorist attacks earlier this morning that left at least 30 people dead and another 100 injured, reports USA TODAY.
Belgium officials say that two bombs were detonated at the airport in Zaventem, and another was set off at a metro station during rush hour. ISIS extremists have since come out and taken responsibility for the attacks.
“We were fearing terrorist attacks, and that has now happened,” Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel said at a news conference.
The country has been on high alert since Salah Abdeslam, one of the masterminds behind the November ISIS attacks in Paris, was captured in Brussels last week. Government officials suspect that the attacks were carried out as a result of Abdeslam’s arrest.
Major cities across the world, including New York, London and Paris have ramped up security at transportation sites. President Obama, who is currently in Cuba with his family, spoke on the attacks earlier this morning.
“We will do whatever is necessary to support our friend and ally Belgium in bringing justice to those who are responsible,” President Obama said. “[The world must unite] regardless of nationally or race or faith in fighting against the scourge of terrorism.”