Brussels attacks: First anniversary of bombings marked

People attend a ceremony at Brussels Zaventem airportImage copyright
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People gathered at Zaventem airport to remember the victims

Belgium is marking the first anniversary of the suicide bomb attacks on the Brussels airport and underground system, which killed 32 people.

More than 300 people were wounded in the attacks, which were claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group.

King Philippe, who was joined by Queen Mathilde and Prime Minister Charles Michel, led a minute’s silence at the airport.

Commemorations are also taking place at the Maelbeek underground station.

A memorial to the 22 March 2016 attacks is due to be officially unveiled in the Belgian capital’s European quarter.

Media caption“I find energy in that place” – Brussels attack survivor Sebastien Bellin on returning to the airport
Media captionBrussels attacks: How the day unfolded

Brussels attacks: First anniversary of bombings marked

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