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22 Mar, 2016 16:18

Image released of possible suspects behind Brussels Airport blasts

Image released of possible suspects behind Brussels Airport blasts

The first picture allegedly showing three possible suspects behind the deadly blasts in the Belgian capital has emerged.

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The image allegedly comes from airport surveillance cameras and was first published by the online version of Brussels' La Derniere Heure (The Latest Hour) newspaper.

It shows two men with black hair, one of them definitely bearded, wearing black jumpers. Both of them can be seen pushing airport baggage trolleys, and both have one hand gloved – possibly hiding a trigger for a bomb, DH.be reported.

The two “seem to have committed suicide attacks,” Belgium’s Federal Prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw, later said at a news conference.

The third man in the image is wearing a hat. Police have issued a wanted notice for him, with the authorities saying the man captured by CCTV at the airport is suspected of involvement in the attacks.

The third suspect was seen running away from the airport building, Reuters cited a government official as saying.

Earlier, citing police sources, Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad reported that a third man who tried to blow himself up at the airport is still on the run.

An explosives team from the Belgian Army has neutralized a suspicious package found at Brussels Airport, Crisis Center Belgium reported. An undetonated suicide belt has been found at the airport, Flemish TV channel VTM reported, adding that authorities believe it may have belonged to the third terrorist who managed to flee the scene.

Two blasts went off in the departure hall of Brussels’ Zaventem Airport at around 8am local time, with at least one of them being a suicide bombing, according to Belgium’s federal prosecutor. Another bomb detonated at the airport might have been a suitcase bomb, a US official told AP on condition of anonymity.

READ MORE: 'Total mayhem': Witness describes to RT chaotic scene after Brussels’ airport blast

At least one of the bombs used at the airport contained nails, Belgian media reported, citing a hospital source. At least 14 people were killed at Zaventem, and nearly 100 reportedly injured. Three days of national mourning have been announced.

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has confirmed the blasts to be terrorist attacks. Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attacks in Brussels, with a statement from the terrorist group published by IS-linked Amaq News Agency, according to Egyptian media.

READ MORE: What we know so far about the Brussels attacks