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The latest on Brussels airport and metro blasts:

12:59 (GMT +4) An explosion has occurred at a subway station in Molenbeek, Brussels, CNN reports citing its affiliate RTL.

Reportedly, the station is located near the European quarter.

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12:49 (GMT +4) The blasts at the Brussels airport killed up to 10 people and injured 30 others, reports Reuters.

Another blast struck a metro station in the capital shortly afterwards, the report cited the Belgian public broadcaster RTBF.

RTBF said the metro station hit by the explosion was close to European Union institutions.

Authorities closed all metro stations in Brussels, but there were no details immediately available of any casualties in this second incident of the day.

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12:37 (GMT +4) At least 10 people have been killed and several injured after the two explosions at Zaventem Airport in Brussels, Sky News has reported.

Sky News has also said that there were fresh reports of an explosion at Maalbeek metro station in the city.

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12:22 (GMT +4) Associated Press reports citing Belgian police that at least one person was killed in the explosions at the Brussels airport.

“One person has died and perhaps there are several more,” AP cited a police official as saying.

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12:05 (GMT+4) Sky News reports that the blasts centred on an American Airlines desk in a departure hall.

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11:53 (GMT+4) The explosion rocked the check-in zone of Brussels Airport, killing “several” people and leaving multiple others wounded, NBC News has reported citing officials.

The blast shook the departures hall shortly after 08:00 local time, according to the report.

“There was an explosion … there are several dead and wounded but we can't say how many at this point," a federal police spokesman said.

A security source told NBC News the explosion happened near check-in desk four but it was not immediately clear if terrorism was involved.

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11:46 (GMT +4) Several people were injured at the departure hall of the Brussels airport, said Sputnik International.

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11:30 (GMT +4) Twin explosions have been heard at the Zaventem airport in Brussels, Belgium, reports Sputnik International. The cause of the explosions is so far unknown.

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