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There are no apparent U.S. deaths in the Brussels bomb attack. At about 3:35 pm EDT, March 22, 2016, the website BreakingNews released an alert that a U.S. State Department spokesperson reported that the department does not know of any U.S. deaths in the attacks earlier today in Brussels.
However, the spokesperson added, while there is no accurate number available, some citizens were injured. Earlier in the day, the mayor of Brussels reported 20 people killed and over 100 injured. Seventeen individuals were severely hurt.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, which resulted in raids within Belgium. Reports of the raids indicate an ISIS flag and nail bomb were found.
In response to the events in Belgium, Donald Trump expressed concern about who is let into the United States. Hillary Clinton expressed her sentiments that the people of the world will not be intimidated by the attack. Ted Cruz blamed “Radical Islam” for the events. Bernie Sanders offered condolences via Twitter and said that the attacks serve as a continued reminder of the brutality of ISIS. Pope Francis tweeted, “I entrust to God’s mercy all those who lost their lives.”
A British paper also reported that a moment of silence would be observed on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, in Belgium in memory of those killed in the attack. President Obama ordered all U.S. flags to be flown at half-mast through March 26.
By Bob Reinhard
Edited by Cathy Milne
BreakingNews website: U.S. State Department Spokesperson Reports
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