Raids are being carried out across Belgium as police search for those responsible for Tuesday’s deadly explosions.
More than 30 people are dead and more than 190 injured in the attacks on the international airport and a subway station.
Prosecutors believe two of the three men in a photo released by police were likely suicide bombers. But they believe a third person is still alive.
A search of a home in Brussels found an explosive device containing nails and other items, prosecutors say. An Islamic State flag and other chemical products were also found.
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but that has not been confirmed.
The capital city is in lockdown and Belgium has raised its terror alert to the highest level and planes and trains are being diverted.
There are no reports so far of any Canadians killed or injured in the attacks.
Canada’s Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says there is no reason to change Canada’s threat level.
“That threat level was established in October of 2014 at Medium and it remains unchanged. It is of course always under review,” he said.
Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says Canada stands with Belgium and the EU.
“This is a black Tuesday for Belgium. Hearing the screams of children in the smoke of the Brussels Metro only strengthens our resolve to combat terrorism in all its forms,” he said.
He says Canada’s ambassadors and their staff in Belgium are safe and pursuing information about the attacks.
They come just a few days after the prime suspect in the November Paris attacks was arrested in Brussels. But prosecutors say it’s not possible yet to establish any firm links between the two.
Security officials in Europe have been bracing for a major attack, warning that ISIS was actively preparing.
The Canadian government is urging travelers to exercise a high degree of caution in the country.
I strongly condemn today’s deplorable terrorist attacks in Brussels. My thoughts are with the victims as we stand with Belgium & the EU.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 22, 2016
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